Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID36101
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateMO
CountyPlatte
LocalityMissouri River at mile 411.5 near Oak Mills, Atchison County, Kansas
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameIndependence-Sugar
HUC8 Number10240011
HUC10 NameSalt Creek-Missouri River
HUC10 Number1024001103
HUC12 NameMission Creek-Missouri River
HUC12 Number102400110304
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month8
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
Commentssecond non-stocked smelt in Mississippi system
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalKansas Univ.
Museum Cat NumberKU 17821
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size40.6 mm SL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/15/2019].

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