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

Impact ID2556
Impact TypeHabitat Alteration
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionPterygoplichthys spp. graze algae from submersed rocks, woody debris, and other substrates and consume considerable amounts of detritus, potentially altering grazing dynamics and trophic structure of aquatic communities. This alters and reduces food and physical cover available for aquatic insects.
Reference14143
Great Lakes RegionNo
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