Specimen Information

Labidesthes sicculus
Labidesthes sicculus
(Brook Silverside)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID46820
GroupFishes
GenusLabidesthes
Speciessicculus
Common NameBrook Silverside
StateWV
CountyBerkeley
LocalitySleepy Creek Lake
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameConococheague-Opequon
HUC8 Number02070004
HUC10 NameSleepy Creek
HUC10 Number0207000402
HUC12 NameMeadow Branch
HUC12 Number020700040204
Map
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Collection Year1970
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwaystocked for forage
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24495
Author:Lewis, G.
Date:1974
Title:Forage introductions.
Journal:Federal Aid Report
Reference 2
Ref. Number:706
Author:Jenkins, R.E., and N.M. Burkhead.
Date:1994
Title:Freshwater fishes of Virginia.
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:1079 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:1662
Author:Hocutt, C.H., R.E. Jenkins, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr.
Date:1986
Title:Zoogeography of the fishes of the central Appalachians and central Atlantic coastal plain.
Publisher:John Wiley and Sons
Pages:161-212
CommentsThey were introduced into Sleepy Creek Lake, which is a man-made reservoir that was constructed in 1962. Silversides were stocked in there at some point between construction and 1970, but likely closer to 1970; no silversides were seen in the mid-60s but were collected when the reservoir had to be drained in 1970. They were restocked at some point after that (report summary from 1974 indicates that they were restocked), but they have not been seen in subsequent surveys of the lake.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/20/2019].

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