Specimen Information

Ameiurus melas
Ameiurus melas
(Black Bullhead)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID239121
GroupFishes
GenusAmeiurus
Speciesmelas
Common NameBlack Bullhead
StateWA
LocalityColumbia River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Columbia-Entiat
HUC8 Number17020010
Map
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Collection Year1905
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13708
Author:Wydoski, R.S., and R.R. Whitney.
Date:2003
Title:Inland Fishes of Washington. Second Edition.
Publisher:American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle.
Pages:322 pp
Comments"Numerous warmwater fish species were released into the Willamette River, OR in 1905 from aquaria displays at the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition that was held in Portland. Movement downstream into the Columbia river probably occurred soon after the fish were released."
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/18/2021].

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