Hemichromis letourneuxi
Hemichromis letourneuxi
(African Jewelfish)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID3006
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAfrican Jewelfish diets consisted primarily of fish (including Florida Flagfish, Eastern Mosquitofish, Bluefin Killifish, and Dollar Sunfish); Crustaceans (Everglades Crayfish, Riverine Grass Shrimp, Amphipods, and Ostracods) also comprised at least 10% of their diet. Diel and seasonal differences were observed, and while fishes were preferred it appeared that African Jewelfish are opportunistic generalist predators.
Reference19660
Great Lakes RegionNo
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