Specimen Information

Mysis diluviana
Mysis diluviana
(opossum shrimp)
Crustaceans-Mysids
Native Transplant

Specimen ID270556
GroupCrustaceans-Mysids
GenusMysis
Speciesdiluviana
Common Nameopossum shrimp
StateMT
CountyFlathead
LocalityWhitefish Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameStillwater
HUC8 Number17010210
HUC10 NameWhitefish River
HUC10 Number1701021005
HUC12 NameWhitefish Lake
HUC12 Number170102100506
Map
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Collection Year1968
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:19382
Author:Byron, E.
Date:2010
Title:Canyon Ferry's balancing act.
Journal:Montana Outdoors
Volume:2010
Issue:May/June
Pages:26-33
CommentsFWP stocked mysis in Swan and Whitefish lakes as food for kokanee salmon in 1968.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Specimen ImpactThe freshwater shrimp ended up downstream in Flathead Lake, where they directly competed with young kokanee and cutthroat trout for zooplankton,taking food from the very species they were intended to help. Kokanee and cutthroat populations crashed.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/15/2020].

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