Specimen Information

Alosa pseudoharengus
Alosa pseudoharengus
Native Transplant

Specimen ID33824
Common NameAlewife
LocalityLake Michigan
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLake Michigan
HUC8 Number04060200
Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaycanal
Reference 1
Ref. Number:460
Author:Emery, L.
Title:Review of fish introduced into the Great Lakes, 1819-1974. Technical Report No. 45.
Publisher:Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.
Pages:31 pp
CommentsMeans of introduction uncertain. May have migrated up the Hudson River to the Erie Canal and then into Lake Ontario as early as 1819. First reported in Lake Erie in 1931 after the Welland Canal was built. Spread rapidly to other Great Lakes.
Record TypeLiterature


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/18/2021].

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