Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID163651
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateME
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameNew England Region
HUC8 Number01000000
Map
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Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13692
Author:Halliwell, D.B.
Date:2003
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
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactImpacted native brook trout fisheries and has led to serious decline of lake whitefish in many northern Maine lakes.


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