Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID28981
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateCA
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameCalifornia Region
HUC8 Number18000000
Map
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Collection Year1922
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:217
Author:Moyle, P.B.
Date:1976
Title:Inland fishes of California.
Publisher:University of California Press Berkeley, CA.
Pages:405 pp
CommentsSpecies seems to be affinis. Likely that they have contributed to the decline of many pupfish by competing for food and eating young.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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