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

Impact ID2546
Impact TypeWater Quality
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMale Pterygoplichthys spp. dig out river banks to create burrows in which an attracted female will lay and guard her eggs. In large numbers, this burrowing behavior contributes to problems with siltation.
Reference18646
Great Lakes RegionNo
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/14/2022].

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