NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Hoplosternum littorale
(Brown Hoplo)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID32009
GroupFishes
GenusHoplosternum
Specieslittorale
Common NameBrown Hoplo
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalityIndian River Lagoon drainage, near Scottsmoor
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number3080202
Map
Collection Day8
Collection Month12
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayreleased food fish | escaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1496
Author:Nico, L.G., S.J. Walsh, and R.H. Robins.
Date:1996
Title:An introduced population of the South American callichthyid catfish Hoplosternum littorale in the Indian River Lagoon system, Florida.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:59
Issue:3
Pages:189-200
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18857
Date:2009
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Reference 3
Ref. Number:26107
Author:Anonymous.
Date:2013
Title:Collection records of Hoplosternum littorale from locations within the United States. Derived from a search on FishNet2 on 2013-04-29.
Publisher:Anonymous
CommentsMay be due to several breeding pairs released by aquarium hobbyists, or escape from aquaculture, or it may have been intentionally stocked for food. First seen November 1995. Also UMMZ 231955 (2 specimens) from this date/location
Record TypeSpecimen
Earliest Recordnation
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUF 101746-101748
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected33
Year Classadult
Size82.5-124.7 mm SL
No Preserved12


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/29/2014].

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