Common name: Blackstripe Topminnow
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991).
Size: 7.4 cm.
Native Range: Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, and Mississippi River basins from southern
Ontario, Michigan, Wisconsin, and northern Iowa south to the Gulf (west
to central Kansas and Oklahoma; Gulf Slope drainages from Mobile Bay,
Alabama, to San Antonio Bay, Texas.
Puerto Rico &
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Native range data for this species provided in part by NatureServe
The Blackstripe Topminnow was introduced into Burr Oak Lake in the
Hocking system, Buckeye Lake in the Licking system, both of the
Muskingum drainage in Ohio (Trautman 1981; Hocutt et al. 1986).
Means of Introduction: Probably inadvertently stocked into Burr Oak Reservoir (Trautman 1981).
Access to Buckeye Lake via the Ohio and Erie canals (Trautman 1981).
Status: A population was discovered in Burr Oak Reservoir in 1962 (Trautman 1981). Established in Ohio.
Impact of Introduction: Unknown.
References: (click for full references)
Page, L. M., and B. M. Burr. 1991. A field guide to freshwater
fishes of North America north of Mexico. The Peterson Field Guide
Series, volume 42. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.
FishBase Fact Sheet
Revision Date: 12/5/2003
Fuller, P., 2017, Fundulus notatus (Rafinesque, 1820): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=690, Revision Date: 12/5/2003, Access Date: 8/16/2017
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