Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID30466
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateCO
LocalityRio Grande drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameRio Grande Headwaters
HUC8 Number13010001
Map
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Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1390
Author:Walker, P.
Date:1993
Title:A list of the endemic and introduced fishes of Colorado-March 1993.
Publisher:unpublished.
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., introductions primarily involved G. affinis, the western mosquitofish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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