WoRMS name details

Osmerus mordax (Mitchill, 1814)

126737  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126737)

alternate representation
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Distribution Labrador to Pennsylvania  
Distribution Labrador to Pennsylvania [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2020). FishBase. Osmerus mordax (Mitchill, 1814). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126737 on 2020-09-24
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2008-01-15 17:27:08Z
2013-01-08 14:50:09Z
2013-05-30 06:55:16Z

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basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, <B><I>in</I></B>: Costello, M.J. <i>et al.</i> (Ed.) (2001). <i>European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels,</i> 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Scott, W.B.; Scott, M.G. (1988). Atlantic fishes of Canada. <em>Canadian Bulletin of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.</em> No. 219. 731 pp. [details]   

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2019). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. version (12/2019)., available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 

From other sources
Diet Feeds on copepods, eggs, crustaceans, fishes, squids, worms and insects [details]

Distribution Labrador to Pennsylvania [details]

Habitat anadromous species; ascend streams in spring to spawn, landlocked species also exist [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Importance Scientific- Commercial, gamefish [details]

Predators Mergansers, cormorants, gulls, Atlantic cod, Atlantic salmon, also eat their own kind [details]

Reproduction Return to natal rivers to spawn, female produces between 7000 and 60,000 eggs; may repeat spawn [details]
English rainbow smelt  [details]
French éperlan arc-en-ciel  [details]
To NMNH Extant Collection (Osmerus mordax RAD103999-001)
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To NMNH Extant Collection (Usmerus mordax P04434 illustration)
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