Pterygoplichthys sp.
Pterygoplichthys sp.
(sailfin armored catfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2545
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMale Pterygoplichthys spp. dig out river banks to create burrows, which destabilize the banks leading to an increased rate of erosion and siltation. Substrate is also cleared of debris in the vicinity of the burrow.
Reference18646
Great Lakes RegionNo
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