Specimen Information

Osmerus mordax
Osmerus mordax
(Rainbow Smelt)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID42992
GroupFishes
GenusOsmerus
Speciesmordax
Common NameRainbow Smelt
StateTN
LocalityMississippi River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Mississippi-Memphis
HUC8 Number08010100
Map
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Collection Year1978
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusestablished
Reference 1
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
CommentsMay have spread through the Missouri to the Mississippi from stockings in North Dakota in 1971. Or may be from Lake Michigan via the Illinois River. No adults ever collected.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/1/2021].

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