Alosa aestivalis
Alosa aestivalis
(Blueback Herring)
Native Transplant

Impact ID2805
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionCarcasses of Alosa aestivalis in an Atlantic coastal river were colonized by the fungus Saprolegnia sp. and decomposed at a rate of 0.015/hr with an estimated mean time to decomposition of 240 h. It was hypothesized that marine-derived nutrients from anadromous clupeid migrations may provide an important nutrient pulse to coastal rivers.
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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