Specimen Information

Melanotaenia nigrans
Melanotaenia nigrans
(black-banded rainbowfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID33706
GroupFishes
GenusMelanotaenia
Speciesnigrans
Common Nameblack-banded rainbowfish
StateIL
CountyRandolph
LocalityMississippi River, Randolph County
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Kaskaskia
HUC8 Number07140204
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year1930
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:717
Author:O'Donnell, D.J.
Date:1935
Title:Annotated List of the Fishes of Illinois.
Journal:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin
Volume:20
Issue:5
Pages:473-500
Reference 2
Ref. Number:718
Author:Smith, P.W.
Date:1965
Title:A preliminary annotated list of the lampreys and fishes of Illinois. Biological Notes No. 54.
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey, Urbana, IL.
Pages:12 pp
Commentspresumably escaped from aquarium store upriver
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
VerifierCarl Hubbs
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/17/2021].

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