Specimen Information

Poecilia mexicana
Poecilia mexicana
(Shortfin Molly)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID33153
GroupFishes
GenusPoecilia
Speciesmexicana
Common NameShortfin Molly
StateID
CountyOwyhee
LocalityBrunneau River, SW of Blackstone Grasmere Road bridge on Hot Creek Road at Hot Springs Road, 8 mi SE of Brunneau near a thermal effluent from fish farm
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBruneau
HUC8 Number17050102
Map
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Collection Day26
Collection Month9
Collection Year1986
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statuslocally established
Reference 1
Ref. Number:467
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., C.R. Robins, R.M. Bailey, and J.E. Deacon
Date:1987
Title:Records of exotic fishes from Idaho and Wyoming.
Journal:Great Basin Naturalist
Volume:47
Issue:4
Pages:523-546
CommentsBrunneau R. is fed by thermal effluents from nearby springs and just upstream by Indian Bathtub. It is unlikely that any tropical fish introduced here could overwinter. Mollys are probably established upstream.
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordstate
DisposalUniversity of Michigan
Museum Cat NumberUMMZ 213783
VerifierCourtenay et al.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Size35, 40 mm SL


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