Specimen Information

Micropterus punctulatus
Micropterus punctulatus
(Spotted Bass)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1403407
GroupFishes
GenusMicropterus
Speciespunctulatus
Common NameSpotted Bass
StateMO
LocalityBIG HUC-8
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameBig
HUC8 Number07140104
Map
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Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29919
Author:Numerous
Date:2008
Title:NatureServe
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1737
Author:Pflieger, W.L.
Date:1997
Title:The Fishes of Missouri.
Publisher:Missouri Department of Conservation
Pages:372 pp
CommentsBob Hrabik: Pflieger (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; first reported from the Meremec in the 1980s
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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