Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID279547
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
StateDC
Localityfish ponds at Washington DC
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan
HUC8 Number02070010
Map
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Collection Year1878
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:703
Author:Mills, E.L., J.H. Leach, J.T. Carlton, and C.L. Secor
Date:1993
Title:Exotic species in the Great Lakes: a history of biotic crises and anthropogenic introductions.
Journal:Journal of Great Lakes Research
Volume:19
Issue:1
Pages:1-54
Comments"The fish was first officially imported into North America...when they were propagated in ponds in Washington, D.C."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/24/2020].

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