rainbow smelt
Osmerus mordax (Mitchill, 1814)


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EDDMapS Distribution

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State Regulated List

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Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Osmeridae
Genus: Osmerus
Subject: Osmerus mordax (Mitchill, 1814)

Synonyms and Other Names

Other Common Names:
Atlantic rainbow smelt


Wildlife - Fish