Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID280082
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateID
Localityseveral lakes in Sawtooth Mountains
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Salmon
HUC8 Number17060201
Map
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Collection Year1930
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:23942
Author:Linder, A.D.
Date:1963
Title:Idaho's alien fishes.
Journal:Journal of the Idaho Museum of Natural History
Volume:6
Issue:2
Pages:12-15
Comments"About 15,000,000 smelt eggs were planted in the high lakes and streams in the Sawtooth Mountains in May, 1930 to furnish food for the recently introduced Atlantic salmon."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked15,000,000


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/12/2019].

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