Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1404932
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNV
CountyClark
LocalityLake Harriett- Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLas Vegas Wash
HUC8 Number15010015
Map
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Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | released bait
Statuseradicated
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29954
Author:U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Date:2016
Title:Saving a Rare Desert Fish on the Brink of Extinction
CommentsPahrump poolfish have lived in warm springs of southern Nevada for thousands of years and are considered a native species to this area. The recent steep drop in numbers is due to red swamp crayfish, mosquitofish, household goldfish, and koi fish being unlawfully introduced into Lake Harriett.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/21/2019].

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