Cichlasoma urophthalmus
Cichlasoma urophthalmus
(Mayan Cichlid)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2931
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionMayan Cichlids in South Florida are host to nematode parasites of the genus Contracaecum. These parasites infect the stomachs of piscivorous birds and mammals; their eggs are shed through the faeces of their host. Eggs are consumed by invertebrates and move up the food chain until they reach their intermediate hosts, fish.
Reference33821
Great Lakes RegionNo
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