Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2467
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe role of swamp eels in larger ponds (with higher lever predators) appears to be as a mid-level predator consuming mostly aquatic invertebrates and mollusks. In a community lacking large aquatic predators, swamp eels become the primary predator.
Reference15758
Great Lakes RegionNo
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