Specimen Information

Macropodus opercularis
Macropodus opercularis
(paradise fish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31785
GroupFishes
GenusMacropodus
Speciesopercularis
Common Nameparadise fish
StateFL
CountyPalm Beach
LocalityLake Worth Drainage District canal L-15, west of Atlantis and Lantana
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020610
Map
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Collection Year1974
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | escaped captivity aquaculture
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:165
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., H.F. Sahlman, W.W. Miley II, and D.J. Herrema
Date:1974
Title:Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida.
Journal:Biological Conservation
Volume:6
Issue:4
Pages:292-302
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 3
Ref. Number:459
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1991
Title:Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:97-107
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/3/2020].

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