Cichlasoma bimaculatum
Cichlasoma bimaculatum
(Black Acara)

Impact ID2876
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionConsidered a competitor with native sunfish for spawning areas; juvenile bands of C. bimaculatum in South Florida have been observed to surround spawning sunfish (such as Bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus) and other cichlids aggressively in attempts to feed on eggs.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/29/2022].

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