Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID38401
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNM
CountyBernalillo
LocalityRio Grande
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameRio Grande-Albuquerque
HUC8 Number13020203
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Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:112
Author:Platania, S.P.
Date:1991
Title:Fishes of the Rio Chama and upper Rio Grande, New Mexico, with preliminary comments on their longitudinal distribution.
Journal:Southwestern Naturalist
Volume:36
Issue:2
Pages:186-193
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1415
Author:Krumholz, L.A.
Date:1948
Title:Reproduction in the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis affinis (Baird & Girard), and its use in mosquito control.
Journal:Ecological Monographs
Volume:18
Issue:1
Pages:1-43
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1451
Author:Barber, M.A., W.H.W. Komp, and C.H. King
Date:1929
Title:Malaria and malaria danger in certain irrigated region of southwestern United States.
Journal:Public Health Report
Volume:44
Issue:3
Pages:1300-1315
CommentsBarber et al. 1929 (Stock source: Mississippi)and Krumholz 1948 provide evidence that original introductions in New Mexico were Gambusia affinis, the western mosquitofish
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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