Specimen Information

Pterygoplichthys sp.
Pterygoplichthys sp.
(sailfin armored catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID624414
GroupFishes
GenusPterygoplichthys
Speciessp.
Common Namesailfin armored catfish
StateIL
CountyLake
Localityretention pond in Ridgewood Subdivision, southwest Lake Forest
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChicago
HUC8 Number07120003
HUC10 NameNorth Branch Chicago River-Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal
HUC10 Number0712000301
HUC12 NameUpper North Branch Chicago River
HUC12 Number071200030102
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month7
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:23838
Author:Field Museum of Natural History.
Date:2011
Title:Field Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Field Museum of Natural History
Commentsfound dead on beach
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalField Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberFMNH 122440
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Preserved1


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