Specimen Information

Poecilia reticulata
Poecilia reticulata

Specimen ID156914
Common NameGuppy
LocalityBerkeley Springs, Berkeley Springs State Park, Berkely, WV (also known as Bath, WV)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameConococheague-Opequon
HUC8 Number02070004
HUC10 NameLittle Tonoloway Creek-Potomac River
HUC10 Number0207000405
HUC12 NameWarm Spring Run
HUC12 Number020700040503
Collection Month8
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Commentsunknown if they survived the winter. These fish were very plentiful and obviously reproducing prolifically. There were many fry, fish of varying maturities. There is a small creek flowing through the park, the fish were concentrated in this creek, particularly around some small man-made lock-like wooden fixtures. There is spring water percolating from the bottom in these areas. I believe the warm spring water is around 74 degrees year year round. I have not had an opportunity to revisit this park since to see if these fish survived this past winter, a very harsh one.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/24/2023].

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