Alosa aestivalis
Alosa aestivalis
(Blueback Herring)
Native Transplant

Impact ID2802
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn a South Carolina reservoir, Blueback Herring consumed some juvenile fishes (Clupeid and Centrarchid), but mainly selectively consumed larger zooplankton such as Holopedium amazonicum, Mesocyclops edax, Bosmina longirostris, and Leptodora kindtii. Threadfin Shad diets were dominated by smaller zooplankton including Bosmina longirostris and Rotifera, with relatively little overlap with Blueback Herring.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/24/2024].

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