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Non-native fishes of the central Indian River Lagoon

Florida Scientist

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Abstract

We provide a comprehensive review of the status of non-native fishes in the central Indian River Lagoon (from Cape Canaveral to Grant-Valkaria, east of I-95) through literature review and field surveys. Historical records exist for 17 taxa (15 species, one hybrid, one species complex). We found historical records for one additional species, and collected one species in our field survey that had never been recorded in the region before (and which we eradicated). Thus, we evaluate 19 total taxa herein. Of these, we documented range expansion of four salt-tolerant cichlid species, extirpation of six species that were previously recorded from the area and eradication of three species. There was no noticeable change in geographic range for one widespread species and the records for one species are doubtful and may be erroneous. Currently, there is not enough information to evaluate geographic ranges for four species although at least one of those is established.

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Non-native fishes of the central Indian River Lagoon
Series title:
Florida Scientist
Volume:
219
Year Published:
2018
Language:
English
Publisher:
Florida Academy of Sciences
Contributing office(s):
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description:
9 p.
First page:
214
Last page:
222