Cichla ocellaris
Cichla ocellaris
(Butterfly Peacock Bass)

Impact ID3046
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIn Tamiami Canal, FL, Butterfly peacock Bass stomachs contained mostly Spotted Tilapia, Shad (Dorosoma spp.), and Brook Silverside, with Butterfly peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Mosquitofish, Swamp Darter, crustaceans (Macrobrachium sp., Procambarus sp., and Palaemonetes sp.), Bluegill, and African Jewelfish. In the same study, crustaceans were the primary dietary item for Largemouth Bass, whose stomachs also included Butterfly Peacock bass, African Jewelfish, Black Acara, and Mosquitofish.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/27/2023].

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