MOSQUITOFISH, WESTERN
Summary information for MOSQUITOFISH, WESTERN
Common Name MOSQUITOFISH, WESTERN
Scientific Name GAMBUSIA AFFINIS
Status NONGAME
Primary Habitat Association Aquatic matrix
Preferred Habitat Occurs in backwaters, oxbows, ditches, sloughs, swamps, marshes, and lakes with warm, shallow water, little or no current, submergent vegetation and mud or silt bottom.
Distribution Occurs in scattered localities in central Missouri, in the upper Osage and Spring R. systems, in southeast Missouri, and in waters adjacent to the Missouri and Mississippi R. north to Clark and Andrew counties *001*.
Known to
occur in
these
counties:
ANDREW, BARRY, BARTON, BATES, BENTON, BOLLINGER, BOONE, BUCHANAN, BUTLER, CALLAWAY, CAMDEN, CAPE GIRARDEAU, CARTER, CASS, CHARITON, CHRISTIAN, CLARK, COLE, COOPER, CRAWFORD, DUNKLIN, FRANKLIN, GASCONADE, GREENE, HENRY, HOWARD, HOWELL, IRON, JACKSON, JASPER, JEFFERSON, LACLEDE, LAFAYETTE, LAWRENCE, LEWIS, LINCOLN, LIVINGSTON, MACON, MADISON, MARIES, MARION, MCDONALD, MILLER, MISSISSIPPI, MONITEAU, MONROE, MONTGOMERY, MORGAN, NEW MADRID, NEWTON, OSAGE, PEMISCOT, PERRY, PETTIS, PHELPS, PIKE, PLATTE, POLK, RALLS, RANDOLPH, REYNOLDS, RIPLEY, SALINE, SCOTT, SHELBY, ST. CHARLES, ST. CLAIR, ST. FRANCOIS, ST. LOUIS, STE. GENEVIEVE, STODDARD, STONE, TEXAS, VERNON, WARREN, WAYNE, WEBSTER, WRIGHT

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