Specimen Information

Carassius auratus
Carassius auratus
(Goldfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID850392
GroupFishes
GenusCarassius
Speciesauratus
Common NameGoldfish
StateCO
CountyBoulder
LocalityTeller Lake #5
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSt. Vrain
HUC8 Number10190005
HUC10 NameCoal Creek-Boulder Creek
HUC10 Number1019000506
HUC12 NameDry Creek-Boulder Creek
HUC12 Number101900050601
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month4
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27464
Author:Harrison, W., TheDenverChannel, and J. Allen.
Date:2015
Title:Invasive goldfish dumped at Teller Lake #5 in Boulder.
Publisher:ABC 7News and TheDenverChannel.com
Volume:4
Issue:6
Reference 2
Ref. Number:27465
Author:Tan, A.
Date:2015
Title:How these 3,000-plus invasive goldfish are threatening a whole Colorado lake ecosystem.
Publisher:ABC News Internet Ventures
Volume:4
Issue:7
Reference 3
Ref. Number:27506
Author:Anonymous
Date:2015
Title:That goldfish problem? Pelicans were on it.
Publisher:Discovery News
Volume:2015
Issue:30 April
CommentsNearly completely eliminated by pelicans.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected3000


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/14/2020].

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