Specimen Information

Astyanax mexicanus
Astyanax mexicanus
(Mexican Tetra)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID27362
GroupFishes
GenusAstyanax
Speciesmexicanus
Common NameMexican Tetra
StateAZ
Localitylower Colorado River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameImperial Reservoir
HUC8 Number15030104
Map
+
Collection Year1973
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased bait
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:109
Author:Minckley, W.L.
Date:1973
Title:Fishes of Arizona.
Publisher:Arizona Fish and Game Department
Pages:127 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:113
Author:Evans, W.A., and P.A. Douglas
Date:1950
Title:Notes on fishes recently introduced into southern California.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:36
Pages:435-436
Reference 3
Ref. Number:114
Author:Miller, R.R.
Date:1952
Title:Bait fishes of the lower Colorado River, from Lake Mead, Nevada, to Yuma, Arizona, with a key for identification.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:38
Pages:7-42
CommentsFirst seen in a bait shop in Yuma in 1950 - presumably a contaminant in a minnow shipment from the Rio Grande in New Mexico
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


Disclaimer:

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. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/20/2020].

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.