Common name: Flagfish
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Identification: Boschung et al. (1983); Page and Burr (1991).
Size: 6.5 cm.
Native Range: Peninsular Florida north to St. Johns and Ochlockonee River drainages (Page and Burr 1991).
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Jordanella floridae are found here.
Table last updated 1/24/2022
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: Unknown. Likely aquarium introductions.
Status: Failed in western portion of panhandle of Florida and in South Carolina.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
References: (click for full references)
Boschung, H.T., J.D. Williams, D.W. Gotschall, D.K. Caldwell, and M.C. Caldwell. 1983. Field guide to North American fishes, whales, and dolphins. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY.
Lee, D.S., C.R. Gilbert, C.H. Hocutt, R.E. Jenkins, D.E. McAllister, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr. 1980 et seq. Atlas of North American freshwater fishes. North Carolina State Museum of Natural History, Raleigh, NC.
Page, L.M., and B.M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater fishes of North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide Series, volume 42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
Swift, C.C., R.W. Yerger, and P.R. Parrish. 1977. Distribution and natural history of the fresh and brackish water fishes of the Ochlocknee River, Florida and Georgia. Bulletin of Tall Timbers Research Station 20:1-111.
Revision Date: 7/22/2019
Peer Review Date: 6/7/2012
Fuller, P., 2022, Jordanella floridae Goode and Bean in Goode, 1879: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=663, Revision Date: 7/22/2019, Peer Review Date: 6/7/2012, Access Date: 1/24/2022
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