Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID30196
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateCO
CountyEl Paso
LocalityEl Paso County
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameUnknown or N/A
Map
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Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:306
Author:Woodling, J.
Date:1985
Title:Colorados Little Fish: a guide to the minnows and other lesser known fishes in the state of Colorado.
Publisher:Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, CO.
Pages:77 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1411
Author:Lynch, J.D.
Date:1988
Title:Introduction, establishment, and dispersal of western mosquitofish in Nebraska (Actinopterygii:Poeciliidae).
Journal:Prarie Naturalist
Volume:20
Issue:4
Pages:203-216
CommentsLynch 1988 states that within the U.S., the introductions primarily invovled G. affinis, the western mosquitofish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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