Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID35459
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateMI
LocalityLake Michigan
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid Type 
HUC8 NameLake Michigan
HUC8 Number04190000
Map
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Collection Year1912
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked escaped
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:211
Author:Cooper, E.L.
Date:1983
Title:Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States.
Publisher:Pennsylvania State University Press University Park, PA.
Pages:243 pp.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:292
Author:Creaser, C.W.
Date:1926
Title:The establishment of the Atlantic smelt in the upper waters of the Great Lakes.
Journal:Papers of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters
Volume:5
Pages:405-424
Commentsescaped stocked lake
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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