Specimen Information

Pterophyllum scalare
Pterophyllum scalare
(freshwater angelfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31975
GroupFishes
GenusPterophyllum
Speciesscalare
Common Namefreshwater angelfish
StateFL
CountyPalm Beach
LocalityLake Worth Drainage District Canal L-14, near a fish farm in Palm Beach County
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020610
Map
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Collection Year1979
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | released aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14798
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and D.A. Hensley.
Date:1980
Title:Survey of introduced non-native fishes. Phase I Report: Introduced exotic fishes in North America: status 1979.
Publisher:Submitted to National Fishery Research Laboratory, USFWS, Gainesville, FL.
Pages:399 pp
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
CommentsListed as Pterophyllum sp. in Courtenay and Hensley (1979), and as P. scalare by Courtenay et al. (1984, 1991). These represent the same record (W. Courtenay, pers. comm.)
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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