Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39266
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateNV
CountyLincoln
LocalityMeadow Valley Wash drainage, Lincoln County
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameMeadow Valley Wash
HUC8 Number15010013
Map
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Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:799
Author:U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Date:1993
Title:Big Spring spinedace, Lepidomeda mollispinis pratensis, recovery plan.
Publisher:US Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, OR.
Pages:42 pp
Reference 2
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
CommentsImpacting the Big Spring spinedace. 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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