Specimen Information

Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID36282
GroupFishes
GenusAstronotus
Speciesocellatus
Common NameOscar
StateMS
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeState
Map
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Collection Year1978
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:491
Author:North American Nature Fish Association.
Date:1978
Title:Another threat to Natives?.
Journal:The Lateral Line Newsletter
Publisher:North American Nature Fish Association.
Pages:1
CommentsThe oscar won a prize at the MS Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo for most unusual fish entry. Found in one of the local tributaries in the Mississippi drainage
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierOfficial at the 1978 MS Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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