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Rainbow Smelt

Osmerus mordax (Mitchill 1814)

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Osmerus mordax (Rainbow Smelt) is a species of bony fishes in the family smelts. It is listed as endangered by COSEWIC. It is associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 35.6 cm. Rainbow Smelt has sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Rainbow Smelt. View this species on GBIF