Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1428095
GroupFishes
GenusPterygoplichthys
Speciessp.
Common Namesailfin armored catfish
StateID
CountyAda
LocalityBoise River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Boise
HUC8 Number17050114
Map
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Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:30865
Author:Roger Phillips
Date:2017
Title:Boise River survey finds a surprising species: a non-native freshwater shrimp
Publisher: Department of Fish and Game
CommentsFound dead in the Boise River. Most likely Pterygoplichthys genus rather than Hypostomus.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size11 inches


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2018]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/18/2018].

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