Removing threats before they spread: Eradication of two non-native fishes in Miami, Florida (USA)
The proliferation of non-native fishes in Florida is a serious problem, and new species continue to be introduced to the State. Herein we report the eradication of two species of non-native fishes in Miami, Florida (Giant Cichlid Petenia splendida and Blue Mbuna Labeotropheus fuelleborni; both Family: Cichlidae). We removed these fishes before they were observed in the extensive, interconnected canal system through which they may have been able to expand throughout south Florida and access protected areas such as Everglades National Park and Water Conservation Areas.
|Removing threats before they spread: Eradication of two non-native fishes in Miami, Florida (USA)
|Howard L Jelks, Pam Schofield
|USGS Digital Object Identifier Catalog
|Wetland and Aquatic Research Center