Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID37596
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNE
Localityalmost anywhere along the Platte and North Platte
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMiddle Platte-Buffalo
HUC8 Number10200101
Map
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Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1411
Author:Lynch, J.D.
Date:1988
Title:Introduction, establishment, and dispersal of western mosquitofish in Nebraska (Actinopterygii:Poeciliidae).
Journal:Prarie Naturalist
Volume:20
Issue:4
Pages:203-216
Reference 2
Ref. Number:128
Author:Rees, D.M.
Date:1934
Title:Notes on mosquito fish in Utah, Gambusia affinis (Baird and Girard).
Journal:Copeia
Volume:1945
Issue:4
Pages:236
Commentsa great deal has been written about Gambusia in NE-see J.D. Lynch. Lynch 1988 reports stock for original introductions of western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, in Nebraska were obtained from Provo, UT; which are descendent's of G. affinis from Shelby County, TN.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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