Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID160064
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNE
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameMissouri Region
HUC8 Number10000000
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14005
Author:Stephen, B.J.
Date:2004
Title:The mosquitofish problem.
Journal:Nebraska Land
Volume:82
Issue:4
Pages:36-37
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1411
Author:Lynch, J.D.
Date:1988
Title:Introduction, establishment, and dispersal of western mosquitofish in Nebraska (Actinopterygii:Poeciliidae).
Journal:Prarie Naturalist
Volume:20
Issue:4
Pages:203-216
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
Commentswidely introduced. Lynch 1988 reports stock for original introductions of western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, in Nebraska were obtained from Provo, UT; which are descendent's of G. affinis from Shelby County, TN.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactAggressive fish, prey on fish eggs and smaller fish. Implicated in the decline of several fish in the American West.


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