Specimen Information

Ameiurus melas
Ameiurus melas
(Black Bullhead)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID35036
GroupFishes
GenusAmeiurus
Speciesmelas
Common NameBlack Bullhead
StateMA
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameNew England Region
HUC8 Number01000000
Map
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Collection Year1992
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:103
Author:Hartel, K.
Date:1992
Title:Non-native fishes known from Massachusetts freshwaters.
Journal:Occasional Reports of the MCZ Fish Department
Volume:2
Pages:1-9
CommentsOne confirmed record from 1940s; no confirmed reproduction; introduction probably incidental with stockings of other bullheads.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/20/2019].

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