Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID36098
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateMO
CountyAndrew
LocalityMissouri River at dike 501.6, ca. 305 m east-southeast of junction of the Missouri River and Holt-Andrew County line, Andrew County
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTarkio-Wolf
HUC8 Number10240005
HUC10 NameMill and Easter Creeks-Missouri River
HUC10 Number1024000513
HUC12 NameEaster Creek-Missouri River
HUC12 Number102400051303
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month4
Collection Year1978
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
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
Commentsearliest non-stocked smelt in Mississippi system
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalKansas Univ.
Museum Cat NumberKU 17568
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size71.3 mm SL


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