Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2471
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact Description- Results show that live swamp eels imported to the United States from gnathostome-endemic areas could serve as a source of infection to humans in the U.S. Three (4.5%) wild-caught Monopterus albus eels were found to be infected with Gnathostoma turgidum in their muscle, and a G. lamothei was found in a kidney.
Reference27211
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2022].

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