Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1467976
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
StateIA
CountyPolk
Localitylake near Johnston Commons, IA
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Des Moines
HUC8 Number07100004
Map
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Collection Day8
Collection Month6
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | escaped captivity pond
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:31637
Author:Ta, L.
Date:2018
Title:Tired of your goldfish? Just don't dump it in a pond
Publisher:The Des Moines Register
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierIowa Department of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Size15-18" and 3 pounds


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/15/2020].

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