Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID34881
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateMA
CountySuffolk
LocalityJamaica Pond, Boston
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCharles
HUC8 Number01090001
HUC10 NameLower Charles River-Frontal Boston Harbor
HUC10 Number0109000107
HUC12 NameCharles River-Frontal Boston Harbor
HUC12 Number010900010704
Map
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Collection Year1840
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1739
Author:Hartel, K.E., D.B. Halliwell, and A.E. Launer.
Date:1996
Title:An Annotated Working List of the Inland Fishes of Massachusetts.
Journal:On-line
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1882
Author:Storer, D.H.
Date:1840
Title:The introduction of Osmerus into Jamaica Pond, Boston, with comments on other introductions.
Journal:American Journal of Science and Arts
Volume:39
Pages:378-380
Commentsfiled under record number
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/29/2021].

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