Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID34752
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateLA
LocalityMississippi River, LA
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Baton Rouge
HUC8 Number08070100
Map
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Collection Day23
Collection Month2
Collection Year1979
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:709
Author:Mayden, R.L., F.B. Cross, and O.T. Gorman
Date:1987
Title:Distributional history of the rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax (Salmoniformes: Osmeridae), in the Mississippi River Basin.
Journal:Copeia
Volume:1987
Issue:4
Pages:1051-1054
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1404
Author:Suttkus, R.D., and J.V. Conner
Date:1980
Title:The rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax, in the lower Mississipi River near St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Journal:American Midland Naturalist
Volume:104
Issue:2
Pages:394
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1427
Author:Guillory, V.
Date:1982
Title:Fishes of the lower Mississippi River near St. Francisville, Louisiana.
Journal:Proceedings of the Louisiana Academy of Sciences
Volume:45
Pages:108-121
Comments1 specimen caught.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalLouisiana State University Fisheries Collection
Museum Cat NumberLSUFC 16
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size55.5 mm SL
Number of Juveniles1


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