Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID279548
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
LocalityGreat Lakes Region
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameGreat Lakes Region
HUC8 Number04000000
Map
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Collection Year1879
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked for forage
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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 3
Ref. Number:23843
Author:Jerome, G.H.
Date:1879
Title:Third report of the Superintendent of the Michigan State Fisheries for 1877-8.
Publisher:Lansing, MI.
Commentsas cited in Mills "they were distributed to fish hatcheries in Great Lakes states...and other parts of the country for use as forage for largemouth bass"
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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