Hoplosternum littorale
Hoplosternum littorale
(Brown Hoplo)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2969
Impact TypeFood Web
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn southeastern Brazil, where Hoplosternum littorale are not native, their success may be due to facilitation by other non-native species, the predatory Pygocentrus nattereri (Piranha) and Cichla cf. kelbery (tucunare). It is hypothesized that the non-native predators differentially consume native species, releasing Hoplosternum littorale from competition with other benthivores.
Reference32103
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationBrazil

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