Cichlasoma bimaculatum
Cichlasoma bimaculatum
(Black Acara)

Impact ID2884
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionBlack Acara in the aquarium trade in California tested positive for Mycobacterium simiae, M. chelonae abscessus, and M. fortuitum. These bacteria cause a systemic disease in fishes and can also cause external skin ulcers and diffuse pulmonary disease in humans.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/13/2024].

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