Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID159677
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNV
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Map
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Collection Day5
Collection Month1
Collection Year2001
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13955
Author:Vinyard, G.L.
Date:2001
Title:Fish Species Recorded from Nevada.
Journal:Biological Resources Research Center
Publisher:University of Nevada, Reno.
Pages:5
Reference 2
Ref. Number:281
Author:Miller, R.R., and J.R. Alcorn
Date:1946
Title:The introduced fishes of Nevada, with a history of their introduction.
Journal:Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume:73
Pages:173-193
Reference 3
Ref. Number:128
Author:Rees, D.M.
Date:1934
Title:Notes on mosquito fish in Utah, Gambusia affinis (Baird and Girard).
Journal:Copeia
Volume:1945
Issue:4
Pages:236
CommentsMiller and Alcorn 1946 provide evidence that original introductions in Nevada were Gambusia affinis, the western mosquitofish (stock source: Southern California, which originally came from Mississippi (Rees 1934)). Found statewide in warm springs.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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