Specimen Information

Zalophus californianus
Zalophus californianus
(California sea lion)
Mammals
Native Transplant

Specimen ID47298
GroupMammals
GenusZalophus
Speciescalifornianus
Common NameCalifornia sea lion
StateCA
CountySan Francisco
LocalityLake Merced (San Francisco water supply)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSan Francisco Coastal South
HUC8 Number18050006
HUC10 NameSan Gregorio Creek-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC10 Number1805000602
HUC12 NameSan Pedro Creek-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC12 Number180500060204
Map
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Collection Year1891
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:32
Author:Smith, H.M.
Date:1896
Title:A review of the history and results of the attempts to acclimatize fish and other water animals in the Pacific states.
Journal:Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission
Volume:15
Pages:379-472
Reference 2
Ref. Number:1577
Author:Dill, W.A., and A.J. Cordone.
Date:1997
Title:History and status of introduced fishes in California, 1871-1996. Fish Bulletin 178
Publisher:California Department of Fish and Game
Pages:414 pp
Commentsstocked to remove common carp from lake which was source of drinking water. Sea lions removed some but left the lake for the ocean when carp became scarce.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked19


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