Specimen Information

Lepomis macrochirus
Lepomis macrochirus
(Bluegill)
Fishes
Native Transplant

Specimen ID850919
GroupFishes
GenusLepomis
Speciesmacrochirus
Common NameBluegill
StateMT
CountyValley
LocalityFort Peck Dredge Cuts
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NamePrairie Elk-Wolf
HUC8 Number10060001
Map
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Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27494
Author:Vashro, J.
Date:1990
Title:Illegal aliens
Journal:Montana Outdoors
Volume:1990
Issue:July/August
Pages:35-37
CommentsIllegal introduction of yellow perch ruined a good trout fishery in the Dredge Cut Trout Pond in Valley County. The reservoir was subsequently converted to a warm-water fishery with northern pike, walleye, and largemouth bass. In an ironic twist, a recent illegal introduction of bluegills has severely reduced the size of the yellow perch.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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