Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID165178
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateHI
CountyHawaii
LocalityIsland of Hawaii
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameHawaii
HUC8 Number20010000
HUC10 Number2001000004
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14969
Author:Mundy, B.C.
Date:2005
Title:Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 6
Publisher:Bishop Museum Press
Pages:704 pp
CommentsIntroduced from Texas in 1905 and established on Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai in all low-current, freshwater habitats and in brackish-water lagoons.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater-Brackish


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