Specimen Information

Fundulus notatus
Fundulus notatus
(Blackstripe Topminnow)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID295060
Common NameBlackstripe Topminnow
LocalityPortage River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCedar-Portage
HUC8 Number04100010
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25655
Author:Poly, W.J., and R.J. Miltner
Title:Recent Records of the Endangered Western Banded Killifish, Fundulus diaphanus menona, in the Portage River Basin, Ohio.
Journal:Ohio Journal of Science
CommentsTrautman (1981) discussed the movement of F. notatus into the range of F. d. menona while the latter was in decline and hypothesized that reduction of F. d. menona populations may have permitted the invasion of F. notatus. Trautman (op. cit.) did not collect F. notatus in the Portage River basin, but it has apparently either colonized the basin recently or greatly expanded a formerly small population since it was taken in abundance with F, d, menona in the headwaters and was also common at several downstream sites (OEPA unpubl., W. Poly pers. obs. 23 May 1995). Hoke et al. (1979) also did not collect F. notatus from the lower Portage River in 1975; therefore, the invasion of F. notatus may have been very recent.
Record TypeLiterature


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