Specimen Information

Gambusia affinis
Gambusia affinis
(Western Mosquitofish)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID42900
GroupFishes
GenusGambusia
Speciesaffinis
Common NameWestern Mosquitofish
StateTN
Localitystate non-specific
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Map
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Collection Year1939
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:3
Author:Kuhne, E.R.
Date:1939
Title:A guide to the rishes of Tennessee and the Mid-south.
Publisher:Tennessee Department of Conservation
Pages:124 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:705
Author:Etnier, D.A., and W.C. Starnes.
Date:1993
Title:The fishes of Tennessee.
Publisher:The University of Tennessee Press
Pages:681 pp
CommentsWest Tennessee may have been part of original range; but as of 1939 the city of Memphis had an ordinance that required mosquitofish in all backyard fish ponds.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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