Specimen Information

Astyanax mexicanus
Astyanax mexicanus
(Mexican Tetra)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID38470
Common NameMexican Tetra
CountyDona Ana
LocalityRio Grande River, along border with Texas
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEl Paso-Las Cruces
HUC8 Number13030102
Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased bait
Reference 1
Ref. Number:275
Author:Lee, D.S., C.R. Gilbert, C.H. Hocutt, R.E. Jenkins, D.E. McAllister, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr.
Title:Atlas of North American Freshwater Fishes.
Publisher:North Carolina State Museum of Natural History
Pages:854 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:110
Author:Koster, W.J.
Title:Guide to the Fishes of New Mexico.
Publisher:University of New Mexico Press Albuquerque, NM.
Pages:116 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1
Author:Sublette, J.E., M.D. Hatch, and M. Sublette.
Title:The fishes of New Mexico.
Publisher:University of New Mexico Press
Pages:393 pp
CommentsNative farther downstream in the Rio Grande but not this far north. Sublette et al. 1990 (Ref 1) say extirpated from NM
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2017]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/26/2017].

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