Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1547865
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
StateAK
CountyAnchorage
LocalityPond in Cuddy Family Midtown Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameAnchorage
HUC8 Number19020401
HUC10 NameCity of Anchorage-Frontal Cook Inlet
HUC10 Number1902040108
HUC12 NameKnik Arm-Frontal Cook Inlet
HUC12 Number190204010808
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Collection Month6
Collection Year2019
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:33322
Author:Devin Kelly
Date:2019
Title:Goldfish are thriving in a Midtown Anchorage pond. Alaska wildlife biologists want them gone
Publisher:Anchorage Daily News
CommentsUnknown if population is reproducing. Some goldfish were 10" long.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected>150


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/13/2020].

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