Specimen Information

Micropterus punctulatus
Micropterus punctulatus
(Spotted Bass)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1402902
Common NameSpotted Bass
LocalityUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau (HUC8) non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeHUC8
HUC8 NameUpper Mississippi-Cape Girardeau
HUC8 Number07140105
Collection Year1979
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
Reference 1
Ref. Number:105
Author:Smith, P.W.
Title:The fishes of Illinois.
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Pages:314 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1737
Author:Pflieger, W.L.
Title:The fishes of Missouri.
Publisher:Missouri Department of Conservation
Pages:372 pp
CommentsPflieger (1997) stated that this species is not native to any of the Missouri River drainage; it was introduced into the Osage prior to 1940 and spread; hence it likely also spread into the Mississippi River upstream of southern Illinois, it's original native range
Record TypeLiterature


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