Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID32006
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateFL
CountyAlachua
LocalityGainesville
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameOklawaha
HUC8 Number03080102
HUC10 NamePaynes Prairie
HUC10 Number0308010211
HUC12 NameHogtown Creek
HUC12 Number030801021103
Map
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Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusfailed
CommentsStocked as part of mosquito control program in Gainesville area. In August 1992 John Chick sampled stocking sites and did not find any mosquitofish
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked?


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2019].

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