Specimen Information

Alosa pseudoharengus
Alosa pseudoharengus
(Alewife)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID164888
GroupFishes
GenusAlosa
Speciespseudoharengus
Common NameAlewife
StateIN
CountySullivan
LocalityBass Lake - a 220 acre reclaimed coal mine lake on the Dugger Unit of Greene-Sullivan State Forest (near town of Dugger)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Wabash-Busseron
HUC8 Number05120111
HUC10 NameBusseron Creek
HUC10 Number0512011115
HUC12 NameButtermilk Creek
HUC12 Number051201111507
Map
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Collection Year1999
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusestablished
CommentsAlewife was first noted in sampling in 1999. However, since that sampling was just targeting muskellunge, the collection of other fish was not included in a report. The first official fisheries survey report which documented alewife was a 2002 survey of the entire fish community. Since they were first observed in 1999 and ten were also found in 2002, there is pretty strong evidence that they are reproducing.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/30/2020].

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