Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2463
Impact TypeAquaculture/Agriculture
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionFarmers observed that these eels survive long period of drought by burrowing in the moist earth such as dikes and rice fields. The burrowed holes destroy the rice dikes affecting irrigation during the vegetative stage of rice resulting to water loss that affects nutrient management.
Reference33713
Great Lakes RegionNo
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