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Title: Do altered coastal habitats promote non-native fish invasions into the Charlotte Harbor Estuary?
Authors: Adams, Aaron J.
Keywords: fish habitats
mangrove creeks
invasive species
Mayan cichlids
Cichlasoma urophthalmus
Charlotte Harbor (Florida)
Issue Date: Mar-2006
Publisher: Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
Series/Report no.: Mote Technical Report;No. 1479
Abstract: Fishes in the family Cichlidae contribute more invasive species to North America than any other fish family, especially in Florida, where 13 of 18 invasive fishes are cichlids. A recent alarming development across the Gulf of Mexico is the occurrence of cichlid species in commercially and recreationally valuable estuarine habitats. The environmental plasticity of cichlids makes them especially able-bodies invaders. This paper reports the discovery and continuing occurrence of the exotic Mayan cichlid, in mangrove creeks of Charlotte Harbor, Florida, with estimates of size structures and persistence.
Description: 18 p. pdf. Includes maps, charts, tables and bibliographical references.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2075/2981
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Charlotte Harbor Research Reports

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