Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID30615
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateCO
CountyMesa
LocalityColorado River just above Gunnison
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameColorado Headwaters-Plateau
HUC8 Number14010005
HUC10 NameSink Creek-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1401000515
HUC12 NameIndian Wash-Colorado River
HUC12 Number140100051503
Map
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Collection Year1982
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1578
Author:Tyus, H.M., B.D. Burdick, R.A. Valdez, C.M. Haynes, T.A. Lytle, and C.R. Berry.
Date:1982
Title:Fishes of the upper Colorado basin: distribution, abundance, and status.
Publisher:Western Division, American Fisheries Society.
Pages:12-70
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 involved G. affinis, the western mosquitofish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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