Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID35437
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateMI
CountyBenzie
LocalityCrystal Lake [near Frankfort]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBetsie-Platte
HUC8 Number04060104
HUC10 NameBetsie River
HUC10 Number0406010403
HUC12 NameCrystal Lake Outlet
HUC12 Number040601040305
Map
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Collection Year1912
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:74
Author:Eddy, S., and J.C. Underhill.
Date:1974
Title:Northern fishes, with special reference to the upper Mississippi Valley. 3rd edition.
Publisher:University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, MN.
Pages:414 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:34
Author:Morrow, J.E.
Date:1980
Title:The freshwater fishes of Alaska.
Publisher:Alaska Northwest Publishing Company
Pages:248 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:98
Author:Smith, C.L.
Date:1985
Title:The inland fishes of New York State.
Publisher:New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Pages:522 pp
Reference 4
Ref. Number:772
Author:Christie, W.J.
Date:1974
Title:Changes in the fish species composition of the Great Lakes.
Journal:Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
Volume:31
Pages:827-854
Commentsstocked as forage for landlocked salmon; It is believed that some of these fish escaped an became the source for the Great Lakes population.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked6000000
Year Classeggs


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