Cichlasoma urophthalma
Cichlasoma urophthalma
(Mayan Cichlid)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2929
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn in-situ enclosure experiments Mayan Cichlids consumed more prey and more varied prey (Flagfish, Bluefin Killifish, and Riverine Grass Shrimp) than did African Jewelfish (only Flagfish). Mayan Cichlids and Jewelfish did not facilitate or hinder one another in foraging, but agonistic behavior among Jewelfish reduced foraging efficiency of this species.
Reference25744
Great Lakes RegionNo
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