Cichlasoma bimaculatum
Cichlasoma bimaculatum
(Black Acara)
Fishes
Exotic

10 results for Cichlasoma bimaculatum (Black Acara)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2872 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Competition Anecdotal N/A Black Acara (as Aequidens portalegrensis) may displace or restrict native fish species in Florida. 24439
2874 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Black Acara (as Aequidens portalegrensis) are consumed by native Florida sport fishes such as... 24439
2875 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Considered a competitor with native sunfish for spawning areas; juvenile bands of C. bimaculatum in... 171
2876 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Competition Observational Field Considered a competitor with native sunfish for spawning areas; juvenile bands of C. bimaculatum in... 171
2877 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Black Acara in south Florida are generalist feeders, with stomach contents dominated by filamentous... 171
2880 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Juvenile Black Acara and Mayan Cichlids were observed foraging in the nest of a Spotted Sunfish... 26307
2882 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Competition Observational Field High abundance of nonindigenous cichlids such as Black Acara and Mayan Cichlids in South Florida... 26307
2883 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Observational Laboratory Black Acara in the aquarium trade in California tested positive for Mycobacterium simiae, M.... 33810
2884 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Human Health Observational Laboratory Black Acara in the aquarium trade in California tested positive for Mycobacterium simiae, M.... 33810
2885 Cichlasoma bimaculatum Predation/Herbivory Anecdotal N/A Through predation, Black Acara may impact invertebrate or plant communities in South Florida. 1939

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