Oncorhynchus mykiss in Estonia

Species name:Oncorhynchus mykiss
Common names:vikerforell
Synonymes:Salmo gairdnerii
Habitats:Marine habitats, Estuaries and brackish areas, Lakes, Watercourses
Time of introduction:1896
Year of first report:1896
Type of introduction:Intentional
Distribution details:West Coast of North America
Donor area:Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Japan, Russia
Status:In captivity/culture
Invasiveness:Potentially invasive
Impact:Predation, Competition
Last updated02-12-2005 (day-month-year)
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