Belonesox belizanus
Belonesox belizanus
(Pike Killifish)

Impact ID2123
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionBelonox belizanus seriously impairs the natural control of mosquitoes in southern Florida by preying on Gambusia sp. and other native poeciliids and cyprinodontoid fishes (that would otherwise eat mosquito larvae and pupae) Hensley and Courtenay (1980)
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/2/2024].

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