Eastern Mosquitofish Gambusia holbrooki Girard, 1859    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Chordata   >   Class Actinopterygii   >   Order Cyprinodontiformes   >   Family Poeciliidae   >   Genus Gambusia   

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A freshwater species native to the eastern U.S. Highly adaptable and rarely impacted by man-made disturbance. Widely introduced (and sometime considered invasive) worldwide. Bears live young.

There are 195 records in the project database.

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A female Eastern Mosquitofish collected in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (2/17/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish caught in Talbot Co., Maryland (4/20/2016). Photo by Jared Satchell. (MBP list)

A female Eastern Mosquitofish caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/3/2013). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (Date obscured). (c) sercfisheries, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/2/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/1/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Caroline Co., Maryland (6/13/2020). (c) Jim Moore (Maryland), some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Jim Moore. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/7/2014). Photo by Ashley Bradford. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (4/8/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/28/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish caught in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/20/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish in Howard Co., Maryland (8/25/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/1/2016). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

An Eastern Mosquitofish in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/28/2019). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Baltimore Co., Maryland (12/22/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Talbot Co., Maryland (7/23/2020). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Prince George's Co., Maryland (9/29/2020). (c) Benji Beluga, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ben Springer. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/26/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Carroll Co., Maryland (9/5/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

Eastern Mosquitofish in Washington Co., Maryland (5/27/2021). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)


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