Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2105
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionPredator on multiple trophic levels. Although some plant material was present in gut contents of examined fish, mostly unidentified seeds, the bulk of the identified material was animal in origin (Table 10). Insects, fish, fish scales and amphibians were important components of this material.
Reference171
Great Lakes RegionNo
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