Specimen Information

Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
(Chinese algae-eater)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID237948
GroupFishes
GenusGyrinocheilus
Speciesaymonieri
Common NameChinese algae-eater
StatePR
CountyCaguas
LocalityRío Cañas, (a tributary of Río Grande de Loíza) upstream of Lago Carraizo/Loiza, at PR-175
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010005
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Collection Day1
Collection Month4
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:20908
Author:North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
Date:2011
Title:North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:North Carolina Museum of Natural History.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:24017
Author:Kwak, T.J., P.B. Cooney, and C.H. Brown.
Date:2007
Title:Fishery population and habitat assessment in Puerto Rico stream: phase 1 final report. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Project F-50 Final Report.
Publisher:Marine Resources Division, Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, San Juan.
Pages:195 pp
Commentsappears to be established; several tuberculate males. other fish at this site included the Orinoco sailfin catfish, guppy, mangrove molly, tilapia, green swordtail, redbreast sunfish, channel catfish, and rosy barb
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalNorth Carolina Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberNCSM 45888
VerifierWayne Starnes - NC Museum of Natural History
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected7
Size103-179 mm
No Preserved6


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