Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID159220
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
StateIN
CountyPorter
LocalitySpectacle Lake, 15 miles SE of Gary
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLittle Calumet-Galien
HUC8 Number04040001
HUC10 NameSalt Creek
HUC10 Number0404000103
HUC12 NameSquirrel Creek-Salt Creek
HUC12 Number040400010303
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13890
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2004
Title:Dumped goldfish blamed for killing bass in Ind.
Publisher:Chicago Sun-Times
Volume:2004
Issue:July 6
Commentseradicated 15 years ago; reintroduced; make up 90% of the fish population
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen Impactmake up 90% of the fish population


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/19/2021].

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