Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID33627
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateIL
LocalityIllinois River (via ship canal from Lake Michigan)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Illinois-Lake Chautauqua
HUC8 Number07130003
Map
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Collection Year1979
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:105
Author:Smith, P.W.
Date:1979
Title:The fishes of Illinois.
Publisher:University of Illinois Press
Pages:314 pp
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/18/2019].

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