Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID42015
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StatePA
CountyPhiladelphia
LocalitySchuylkill River below Fairmount Dam
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSchuylkill
HUC8 Number02040203
HUC10 NameLower Schuylkill River
HUC10 Number0204020310
HUC12 NameCity of Philadelphia-Schuylkill River
HUC12 Number020402031008
Map
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Collection Year1862
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaycanal
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:211
Author:Cooper, E.L.
Date:1983
Title:Fishes of Pennsylvania and the Northeastern United States.
Publisher:Pennsylvania State University Press University Park, PA.
Pages:243 pp.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:293
Author:Norris, T.
Date:1862
Title:Remarks on a species of Osmerus taken in the Schuykill, below Fairmount Dam.
Journal:Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia
Volume:13
Issue:1861
Pages:58-59
CommentsNo records this far south in recent years.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2020].

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