Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus

Impact ID2106
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAstronotus ocellatus consumes the same food as many native fishes. Although some plant material was present in gut contents, 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.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/29/2022].

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