Specimen Information

Ameiurus catus
Ameiurus catus
(White Catfish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID42311
GroupFishes
GenusAmeiurus
Speciescatus
Common NameWhite Catfish
StatePR
CountyVillalba
LocalityGuayabal Reservoir
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouthern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010004
HUC10 NameRio Matilde to Rio Descalabrado Watersheds
HUC10 Number2101000403
HUC12 NameRio Jacaguas at Lago Guayabal Dam
HUC12 Number210100040312
Map
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Collection Year1972
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1873
Author:Erdman, D.S.
Date:1984
Title:Exotic fishes in Puerto Rico.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:162-176
Commentshow it got to PR is a mystery; may have been a contaminant in channel catfish from Baltimore
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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