Specimen Information

Oplegnathus fasciatus
(barred knifejaw)

Specimen ID547188
Common Namebarred knifejaw
LocalityPacific Ocean, Washington, Long Beach
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameWillapa Bay
HUC8 Number17100106
Collection Day22
Collection Month3
Collection Year2013
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26169
Author:Mark Yuasa
Title:Strange fish found alive in beached skiff possibly from 2011 tsunami, and goes on display Saturday at Seaside Aquarium.
Publisher:The Seattle Times.
Issue:April 4, 2013
CommentsSpecimens were found alive in the open well of a 20-foot long Japanese boat when it washed ashore. The boat is believed to be debris from the March 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and resulting tsunami.
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalOregon State University
VerifierDr. Bruce C. Mundy, NOAA
Fresh Marine IntroMarine
Number Collected5

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2017]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/20/2017].

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