Goldfish Carassius auratus (Linnaeus, 1758)Non-native  

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The Goldfish is native to eastern Asia. It has been introduced nearly worldwide since its domestication in China over a thousand years ago. Found in many tidal fresh areas of Chesapeake Bay, including the Upper Bay, Susquehanna Flats, Patuxent River, Potomac River, and Choptank River (R. Aguillar, pers. comm.).

Relationships:

Closely associated with man for over a thousand years.

There are 25 records in the project database.

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A Goldfish caught in the Patuxent River, Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/3/2012). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Goldfish in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/19/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Goldfish caught on hook and line in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/19/2018). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Goldfish falls prey to an Osprey in Harford Co., Maryland (8/18/2016). Photo by Matthew Addicks. (MBP list)

An Osprey carrying a Goldfish in Harford Co., Maryland (7/26/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A dense school of Goldfish in Frederick Co., Maryland (1/12/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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