Specimen Information

Pterygoplichthys sp.
Pterygoplichthys sp.
(sailfin armored catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1462375
GroupFishes
GenusPterygoplichthys
Speciessp.
Common Namesailfin armored catfish
StateAZ
CountyMaricopa
LocalityGila River, north side near Base and Meridian Wildlife Area, about 1/2 mile upstream of 115th Ave bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Gila-Painted Rock Reservoir
HUC8 Number15070101
HUC10 NameSalt River below Saguaro Lake
HUC10 Number1507010102
HUC12 NameTown of Santa Maria-Salt River
HUC12 Number150701010202
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month4
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusunknown
CommentsApproximately 20 DEAD individuals, all 25-30cm. Extent of decomposition suggested they had not been dead more than a few days. All appeared to have been stranded in shallow, receding water in this effluent-dominated reach. No live specimens observed.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected20
Photo
Pterygoplichthys sp.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/25/2024].

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