Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID39541
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateNY
LocalityLake Ontario
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLake Ontario
HUC8 Number04150200
Map
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Collection Year1929
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked escaped
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:98
Author:Smith, C.L.
Date:1985
Title:The inland fishes of New York State.
Publisher:New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Pages:522 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:772
Author:Christie, W.J.
Date:1974
Title:Changes in the fish species composition of the Great Lakes.
Journal:Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada
Volume:31
Pages:827-854
CommentsFirst reports. Could be native or introduced from either the Welland Canal or the Finger Lakes via the Seneca-Cayuga, Erie and Oswego Canals.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordnation
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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