Specimen Information

Gambusia holbrooki
Gambusia holbrooki
(Eastern Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID26354
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesholbrooki
Common NameEastern Mosquitofish
StateAL
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameSouth Atlantic-Gulf Region
HUC8 Number03000000
Map
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Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:680
Author:Boschung, H.T.
Date:1992
Title:Catalog of freshwater and marine fishes of Alabama.
Journal:Bulletin of the Alabama Museum of Natural History
Volume:14
Pages:1-266
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14971
Author:Boschung, H.T., Jr., and R.L. Mayden.
Date:2004
Title:Fishes of Alabama.
Publisher:Smithsonian Books
Pages:736 pp
CommentsBoth species are native the state of Alabama, G. affinis is found in the Tennessee River drainage and Mobile Basin exclusive of the Mobile Delta; while G. holbrooki is found in the Mobile Delta and coastal drainages eastward. However, Boschung, Jr. and Mayden 2004 state that both species were stocked for mosquito control in various places in Alabama.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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