Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID37322
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateND
CountyMercer
LocalityLake Sakakawea (created by Garrison Dam)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Sakakawea
HUC8 Number10110101
HUC10 NameGarrison Dam
HUC10 Number1011010137
HUC12 NameLake Sakakawea State Park
HUC12 Number101101013704
Map
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Collection Day28
Collection Month4
Collection Year1971
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
Commentsgravid females stocked. Forage base for salmonids (silver and chinooks)
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked7440


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/18/2020].

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