Common name: Southern Studfish
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Identification: Page and Burr (1991); Etnier and Starnes (1993); Mettee et al. (1996).
Size: 12 cm.
Native Range: Alabama River drainage of Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee (except Tallapoosa River system), and upper Chattahoochee River drainage, Georgia (Thomerson 1969).
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Fundulus stellifer are found here.
Table last updated 1/29/2023
† Populations may not be currently present.
Means of Introduction: This species was introduced through unknown means; possibly bait bucket release (Thomerson 1969).
Status: Failed in Georgia.
Impact of Introduction: The impacts of this species are currently unknown, as no studies have been done to determine how it has affected ecosystems in the invaded range. The absence of data does not equate to lack of effects. It does, however, mean that research is required to evaluate effects before conclusions can be made.
Revision Date: 1/29/2013
Peer Review Date: 1/29/2013
Fuller, P., 2023, Fundulus stellifer (Jordan, 1877): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/factsheet.aspx?SpeciesID=693, Revision Date: 1/29/2013, Peer Review Date: 1/29/2013, Access Date: 1/29/2023
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