Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID30691
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateCO
Localitymiddle South Platte-Cherry Creek drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameMiddle South Platte-Cherry Creek
HUC8 Number10190003
Map
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Collection Year1997
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1657
Author:Nelser, T.P., R. Van Buren, J.A. Stafford, and M. Jones.
Date:1997
Title:Inventory and status of South Platte River native fishes in Colorado.
Journal:Final Report
Publisher:Colorado Div of Wildl, Aquatic Wildlife Section.
Pages:113+figs
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
CommentsUncommon. Lynch 1988 states that within the U.S., introductions primarily involved G. affinis, the western mosquitofish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/21/2019].

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