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Rainbow Smelt

Osmerus mordax (Mitchill 1814)


Osmerus mordax (Rainbow Smelt) is a species of ray-finned fishes in the family smelts. They are listed as endangered by COSEWIC. They are associated with freshwater habitat. Individuals can grow to 35.6 cm. They have 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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EOL has data for 34 attributes, including:

Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Rainbow Smelt. View this species on GBIF