Hoplosternum littorale
Hoplosternum littorale
(Brown Hoplo)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID1811
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionHoplosternum littorale was found in the stomachs of predatory fish, such as Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides) and Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis), and made up a significant (near 30-50%) amount of the stomach contents in some seasons, and less of the contents in the spring time, varying with the water body. Whether the availability of Hoplosternum littorale as a food source positively impacted the game fishery or number of bass was not tested or shown.
Reference18474
Great Lakes RegionNo
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