Specimen Information

Lepomis miniatus
Lepomis miniatus
(Redspotted Sunfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1322436
GroupFishes
GenusLepomis
Speciesminiatus
Common NameRedspotted Sunfish
StateTN
CountyOverton
LocalityMill Creek upstream of Standing Stone Lake.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Cumberland-Cordell Hull Reservoir
HUC8 Number05130106
HUC10 NameCumberland River
HUC10 Number0513010601
HUC12 NameMill Creek
HUC12 Number051301060101
Map
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Collection Day19
Collection Month9
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29090
Author:Wellemeyer, J.C., C.R. Harty, and J.S. Perkin.
Date:2016
Title:Occurrence of Lepomis miniatus (Redspotted Sunfish) in the Cumberland River Basin of Tennessee
Journal:Southeastern Naturalist
Volume:15
Issue:3
Pages:N33-N36
CommentsReview of previously unpublished records around Lake Barkley and Standing Stone Lake combined with collection of multiple specimens upstream and downstream of Standing Stone Lake suggest a naturalized population now exists 421 river km outside of the previously documented range. Range expansion in the Cumberland River basin is likely related to human introduction ultimately arising from stock contamination.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3
Number Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/16/2019].

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