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Courtenay, W.R., Jr., H.F. Sahlman, W.W. Miley II, and D.J. Herrema. 1974. Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida. Biological Conservation 6(4):292-302.
Reference Details:
Reference Number: 165
Type: Journal Article
Author: Courtenay, W.R., Jr., H.F. Sahlman, W.W. Miley II, and D.J. Herrema.
Date (year): 1974
Article Title:Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida.
Journal Name: Biological Conservation
Volume: 6
Issue: 4
Pages: 292-302
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Keywords: fishes, Florida
Fact Sheets and Specimens that use this Reference:

Aequidens pulcher

    FL - Tampa Bay area, waters adjacent to tropical fish farms

Anabas testudineus

    FL - northwestern part of Manatee County

Astronotus ocellatus

    FL - Anhinga trail in Everglades National Park
    FL - canals in eastern Big Cypress National Preserve
    FL - Miami Lakes Estates section
    FL - Little River Area
    FL - Snapper Creek-Black Creek canal system

Barbonymus schwanenfeldii

    FL - canal west of Lantana

Belonesox belizanus

    FL - Big Cypress National Park [Preserve]
    FL - southern part of Dade County
    FL - southern part of Dade County
    FL - University of Miami, main campus

Betta splendens

    FL - Lake Worth Drainage District canal L-15, west of Atlantis and Lantana

Carassius auratus

    FL - canal near Homestead
    FL - Beecher Spring near Welaka [N side of Welaka National Fish Hatchery]

Cichla ocellaris

    FL - northern part of Dade County

Cichlasoma bimaculatum

    FL - Broward County
    FL - Dade County
    FL - west of Lantana
    FL - Monroe County, northeastern part
    FL - Everglades National Park
    FL - Everglades National Park
    FL - canals west of Fort Lauderdale

Cichlasoma octofasciata

    FL - west of Lantana
    FL - Hillsborough County, roadside ditches

Clarias batrachus

    FL - Deerfield Beach
    FL - West Palm Beach Canal southward to the New River Canal, west of Ft. Lauderdale
    FL - West Palm Beach Canal southward to the New River Canal, west of Ft. Lauderdale
    FL - Lake Okeechobee
    FL - Hillsborough County
    FL - Lake Okeechobee
    FL - Lake Okeechobee
    FL - Lake Okeechobee
    FL - Lake Okeechobee
    FL - Intracoastal Waterway

Colisa lalia

    FL - east of Ruskin
    FL - Lake Worth Drainage District canal L-15, west of Atlantis and Lantana

Colossoma macropomum

    FL - Waverly Pond, off Thomasville Road, near Tallahassee

Colossoma or Piaractus sp.

    FL - Daytona Beach, pond

Ctenopoma nigropannosum

    FL - northwestern part of Manatee County

Danio rerio

    FL - canal west of Lantana

Geophagus sp.

    FL - canal west of Lantana

Hemichromis letourneuxi

    FL - Hialeah Canal-Miami River system
    FL - borrow canals along the western side of Miami International Airport
    FL - Eureka Springs [east of Tampa between I-75 and Hwy 301 on Sixmile Creek]

Herichthys cyanoguttatum

    FL - abandoned phosphate pit near Mulberry

Hypostomus plecostomus

    FL - rockpit west of Miami

Hypostomus sp.

    FL - Six Mile Creek east of Tampa
    FL - Snapper Creek drainage
    FL - Tamiami Canal along route 27
    FL - Snapper Creek drainage
    FL - just east of water conservation area #3
    FL - a few km north of Everglades National Park
    FL - Lake Jessup on St. Johns River
    FL - Snapper Creek drainage

Macropodus opercularis

    FL - Lake Worth Drainage District canal L-15, west of Atlantis and Lantana

Oreochromis aureus

    FL - Hillsborough County
    FL - Pinellas County
    FL - Pasco County
    FL - Polk County
    FL - Highlands County
    FL - Hardee County
    FL - DeSoto County
    FL - Manatee County
    FL - Sarasota County
    FL - Charlotte County
    FL - Glades County
    FL - Orange County
    FL - Kissimmee drainage

Oreochromis mossambicus

    FL - state non-specific
    FL - Comfort Canal (channelized south fork of the Miami River)
    FL - Lake Worth Drainage District canal L-15
    FL - Civic Center Pond in Satellite Beach
    FL - adjacent to a fish farm north of Vero Beach (Micco)
    FL - ditches on a fish farm in Micco
    FL - Six Mile Creek
    FL - South Fork of Miami River
    FL - Banana River
    FL - Fellsmere in ditches adjacent to a fish farm in Micco

Pethia conchonius

    FL - canal west of Lantana

Pethia gelius

    FL - canal west of Lantana

Poecilia kykesis

    FL - Palm Beach County
    FL - Hillsborough County

Poecilia latipinna x velifera

    FL - Palm Beach County
    FL - Brevard County
    FL - Hillsborough County
    FL - Polk County

Poecilia latipunctata

    FL - Palm Beach County, Lake Worth Drainage District Canal L-15

Poecilia reticulata

    FL - Boca Raton in a small pool near the Intracoastal Waterway
    FL - Boca Raton in a small pool near the Intracoastal Waterway
    FL - Adamsville/Ruskin area in Hillborough County
    FL - canal in Micco adjacent to fish farm
    FL - Adamsville/Ruskin area in Hillborough County

Poecilia sphenops

    FL - state non-specific

Poecilia spp. hybrid

    FL - Brevard County

Pygocentrus nattereri

    FL - borrow pit connected to Snapper Creek Canal in Miami at State Road 826

Sarotherodon melanotheron

    FL - Tampa Bay area
    FL - Lithia Springs County Park

Serrasalmus rhombeus

    FL - South Miami, abandoned swimming pool, unknown location

Thorichthys meeki

    FL - Canal L-15, one mile west of Military Trail, Lantana.
    FL - limestone sinkhole on private estate in South Miami

Tilapia zillii

    FL - Lake Eustis
    FL - Bok Tower Wildlife Pond at Lake Wales
    FL - Lake Eustis
    FL - closed ditch on a fish farm near Micco

Trichogaster leerii

    FL - Lake Worth Drainage District canal L-15, west of Atlantis and Lantana

Trichogaster trichopterus

    FL - Lake Worth Drainage District canal L-15, west of Atlantis and Lantana

Xiphophorus hellerii

    FL - state non-specific
    FL - Brevard County
    FL - Palm Beach County
    FL - Polk County
    FL - Manatee County
    FL - Tampa Bay area

Xiphophorus hellerii x maculatus

    FL - Brevard County
    FL - Hillsborough County
    FL - Tampa Bay area

Xiphophorus hellerii x variatus

    FL - state non-specific

Xiphophorus maculatus

    FL - Hillsborough County
    FL - Palm Beach County

Xiphophorus maculatus x variatus

    FL - Brevard County

Xiphophorus variatus

    FL - state non-specific
    FL - Palm Beach County
    FL - Brevard County
    FL - Hillsborough County
    FL - Manatee County

Xiphophorus xiphidium

    FL - state non-specific


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2014].

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