Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID300081
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
StateCA
LocalityLake Tahoe
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLake Tahoe
HUC8 Number16050101
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Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:25735
Author:Kearney, Laila
Date:2013
Title:Goldfish influx threatens to cloud pristine Lake Tahoe waters.
Publisher:Reuters.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:25736
Author:Lewis, Tanya
Date:2013
Title:Monster goldfish found in Lake Tahoe.
Publisher:Scientific American
CommentsA survey began in 2006, 50-60 goldfish collected through 2011.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected16
Size1.5 ft.; 4.2 lbs.
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/20/2019].

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