Specimen Information

Melanochromis auratus
Melanochromis auratus
(golden mbuna)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID38550
GroupFishes
GenusMelanochromis
Speciesauratus
Common Namegolden mbuna
StateNV
CountyClark
LocalityRogers Spring (Overton Arm of Lake Mead)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLake Mead
HUC8 Number15010005
Map
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Collection Month8
Collection Year1983
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:20915
Author:Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.
Date:2011
Title:National Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Zoology Ichthyology Collection
Publisher:Smithsonian Institution
Reference 2
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 3
Ref. Number:459
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1991
Title:Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:97-107
CommentsMuseum has only 1 fish
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalUSNM
Museum Cat NumberUSNM 325091
VerifierCourtenay
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Size66.6 mm SL


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/28/2021].

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