Cichla ocellaris
Cichla ocellaris
(Butterfly Peacock Bass)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID3060
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionCichla spp., including C. ocellaris, in the Brazilian Amazon, bioaccumulate methyl mercury, with 34% of samples exceeding the maximum limit of 0.5 ug Hg /g wet weight for human consumption established by the World Health Organization.
Reference33828
Great Lakes RegionNo
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