Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID163651
Common NameRainbow Smelt
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeState
HUC8 NameNew England Region
HUC8 Number01000000
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13692
Author:Halliwell, D.B.
Title:Introduced Fish in Maine.
Pages:12 p.
CommentsEstablished in landlocked populations both from legal forage fish stocking and illegal transplants. stocked in inland waters throughout the state.
Record TypeLiterature
Specimen ImpactImpacted native brook trout fisheries and has led to serious decline of lake whitefish in many northern Maine lakes.


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