Specimen Information

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
(Chinese algae-eater)

Specimen ID237948
Common NameChinese algae-eater
LocalityRío Cañas, (a tributary of Río Grande de Loíza) upstream of Lago Carraizo/Loiza, at PR-175
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010005
HUC10 NameRio Grande de Loiza Watershed
HUC10 Number2101000504
HUC12 NameRio Canas
HUC12 Number210100050408
Collection Day1
Collection Month4
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:20908
Author:North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Title:North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:North Carolina Museum of Natural History.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:24017
Author:Kwak, T.J., P.B. Cooney, and C.H. Brown.
Title:Fishery population and habitat assessment in Puerto Rico stream: phase 1 final report. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Project F-50 Final Report.
Publisher:Marine Resources Division, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, San Juan.
Pages:195 pp
Commentsappears to be established; several tuberculate males. other fish at this site included the Orinoco sailfin catfish, guppy, mangrove molly, tilapia, green swordtail, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish, and rosy barb
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalNorth Carolina Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberNCSM 45888
VerifierWayne Starnes - NC Museum of Natural History
Number Collected7
Size103-179 mm
Number Preserved6


The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/5/2021].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.