Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2468
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionFindings of this study imply a relatively low prey consumption by Asian swamp eels in aquaculture ponds, thus it is unlikely that these eels will significantly depress or enhance the abundance of ornamental fish or that of co-occurring predators or competitors. For this reason, little impact is expected to result from the invasion of swamp eels in ornamental aquaculture ponds.
Reference16472
Great Lakes RegionNo
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