Cichlasoma bimaculatum
Cichlasoma bimaculatum
(Black Acara)

Impact ID2877
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionBlack Acara in south Florida are generalist feeders, with stomach contents dominated by filamentous algae and vascular plants along with Chironomidae larvae. Fish scales were also present and may represent targeted scale eating, or opportunistic items from aggressive nipping. Insects, molluscs, Cladocera, Bryzoa, crayfish, fish, and other invertebrates were also present. Smaller individuals were more omnivorous than large individuals who were more herbivorous.
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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