Specimen Information

Ictiobus cyprinellus
Ictiobus cyprinellus
(Bigmouth Buffalo)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID29779
GroupFishes
GenusIctiobus
Speciescyprinellus
Common NameBigmouth Buffalo
StateCA
CountyLos Angeles
Localityat least 11 reservoirs in the Los Angles aquaduct system
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameIndian Wells-Searles Valleys
HUC8 Number18090205
Map
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Collection Year1948
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for sport
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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:240
Author:Evans, W.A.
Date:1950
Title:Notes on the occurrence of the bigmouth buffalo in southern California.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:36
Issue:3
Pages:332-333
CommentsIt is not known how they were introduced to CA but it is speculated that commercial fishermen in the late 1940's transplanted some from Arizona to provide a source close to the L.A. Fish Market.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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