Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39149
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNV
CountyClark
LocalityMoapa (Muddy) River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMuddy
HUC8 Number15010012
Map
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Collection Year1940
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:121
Author:La Rivers, I.
Date:1962
Title:Fishes and fisheries of Nevada.
Publisher:Nevada State Print Office, Carson City, NV.
Pages:782 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:675
Author:Scoppettone, G.G.
Date:1993
Title:Interactions between native and nonnative fishes of the Upper Muddy River, Nevada.
Journal:Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume:122
Pages:599-608
Reference 3
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
CommentsMiller 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
VerifierCarl Hubbs
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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