Oreochromis niloticus
Oreochromis niloticus
(Nile Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID5177
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThe disappearance of a native endemic copepod (Mastigodiaptomus sp.) in El Junco Lake, Galápagos coincided with the introduction and eradication of Oreochromis niloticus (Nile Tilapia). It is thought that cause is predation and/or competition brought on by the Tilapia.
Reference37843
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationEl Junco Lake, Galápagos

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