Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID42331
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StatePR
CountyGuayama
LocalityMelania Reservoir near Guayama
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSouthern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010004
HUC10 NameRio Coamo to Rio Seco Watersheds
HUC10 Number2101000404
HUC12 NameCoastal Watersheds West and East of Rio Seco mouth
HUC12 Number210100040416
Map
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Collection Year1923
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
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
Commentsoften confused with Poecilia vivipara
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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