Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39419
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateNY
LocalityLake Ontario
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Ontario
HUC8 Number04150200
Map
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Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:34
Author:Morrow, J.E.
Date:1980
Title:The freshwater fishes of Alaska.
Publisher:Alaska Northwest Publishing Company
Pages:248 pp
CommentsIntroduction in NY responsible for Lake Ontario population. They appeared here before they did in Lake Erie.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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