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Rainbow smelt

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  • Instance Of

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  • Variants

    • American smelt
    • Atherina mordax
    • Freshwater smelt
    • Frost fish
    • Icefish
    • Leefish
    • Osmerus dentex
    • Osmerus mordax
    • Saltwater smelt
    • Smelt, American
    • Smelt, Rainbow
    • Spirling
    • Toothed smelt
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • American smelt
  • Sources

    • found: Buckley, J. Species profiles : life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (North Atlantic). Rainbow smelt, 1989:p. 1 (Osmerus mordax. Preferred common name: Rainbow smelt. Other common names: smelt, American smelt, leefish, freshwater smelt, frost fish)
    • found: A list of common and sci. names of fishes from the U.S. and Canada, 1970:p. 17 (Rainbow smelt, Osmerus mordax) p. 67 ("The Arctic smelt (Osmerus dentex) and the American smelt (O. mordax), ranked as separate species in the 1960 list, were synonymized by D.E. McAllister (1963) as subspecies mordax of the European smelt, O. eperlanus. He suggested the name rainbow smelt. Later, V.A. Kliukanov (1969) treated dentex as specifically distinct from the European eperlanus, both of which were said to occur in the White Sea; dentex was ranked as only subspecifically separable from mordax. This recommended arrangement is adopted here. We employ the name rainbow smelt since neither of the geographic names, Arctic and American, is now appropriate for the species.")
    • found: FishBase WWW, Jan. 25, 2000(Osmerus mordax dentex, Fishbase name: Arctic rainbow smelt, synonym: Osmerus dentex, common names: Arctic rainbow smelt, Arctic smelt (American Fisheries Society); Osmerus mordax mordax, Fishbase name: Atlantic rainbow smelt, synonyms: Atherina mordax, Osmerus dentex, common names: Atlantic rainbow smelt (American Fisheries Soc.), Rainbow smelt, Smelt, Leefish, Freshwater smelt, Frost fish, Toothed smelt)
    • found: U.S. Food and Drug Admin. Seafood list, via WWW, Jan. 25, 2000(Osmerus mordax, market name: smelt or American smelt, common name: rainbow smelt, vernacular names: spirling, saltwater smelt, freshwater smelt, icefish; Osmerus dentex, market name: smelt, common name: Arctic smelt, vernacular name: White Sea smelt)
    • found: Catalog of fishes, via WWW, Jan. 25, 2000(mordax, Atherina. Synonym of Osmerus eperlanus, but a valid subspecies. Valid as Osmerus mordax. Osmeridae; dentex, Osmerus. Synonym of Osmerus eperlanus. Synonym of Osmerus mordax, but a valid subspecies. Osmeridae)
  • LC Classification

    • QL638.O84
    • SH167.A65
  • Change Notes

    • 2001-03-27: new
    • 2001-05-03: revised
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