Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39067
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNV
CountyNye
LocalityAsh Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, several springs
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper Amargosa
HUC8 Number18090202
Map
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Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:281
Author:Miller, R.R., and J.R. Alcorn
Date:1946
Title:The introduced fishes of Nevada, with a history of their introduction.
Journal:Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume:73
Pages:173-193
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
Reference 3
Ref. Number:18558
Author:Williams, J.E., and D.W. Sada
Date:1985
Title:Status of two endangered fishes, Cyprinodon nevadensis mionectes and Rhinichthys osculus nevadensis, from two springs in Ash Meadows, Nevada.
Journal:The Southwestern Naturalist
Volume:30
Issue:4
Pages:475-484
Commentssee record sheet for list of springs. Miller and Alcorn 1946 provide evidence that original introductions in Nevada were Gambusia affinis, the western mosquitofish (stock source: Southern California, which originally came from Mississippi (Rees 1934))
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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