Alosa aestivalis
Alosa aestivalis
(Blueback Herring)
Fishes
Native Transplant

21 results for Alosa aestivalis (Blueback Herring)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2721 Alosa aestivalis Competition Anecdotal Field If blueback herring became established throughout Lake Ontario and/or spread to other Great Lakes... 14488
2723 Alosa aestivalis Competition Anecdotal N/A Blueback herring are believed to have the potential to displace smelt and other native forage fish. 18753
2724 Alosa aestivalis Food Web Observational Field The introduction of blueback herring into Theo Reservoir in Briscoe County, Texas resulted in... 812
2725 Alosa aestivalis Other Observational Field One study in headwater lakes of Massachusetts indicates that this is a beneficial prey item for... 24199
2726 Alosa aestivalis Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A This species poses no significant hazard or threat to the health of native species. 33776
2792 Alosa aestivalis Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Blueback Herring in a South Carolina reservoir ate mostly zooplankton, including Bosmina sp.... 14491
2794 Alosa aestivalis Competition Anecdotal Field Blueback Herring in a South Carolina reservoir ate mostly zooplankton, including Bosmina sp.... 14491
2795 Alosa aestivalis Competition Observational Field Blueback Herring compete for food with Alewife in the Great lakes. 14488
2796 Alosa aestivalis Predation/Herbivory Anecdotal N/A Native and stocked piscivores in the Great Lakes such as Atlantic Salmon, Lake Charr (Trout), and... 14488
2797 Alosa aestivalis Food Web Anecdotal N/A Blueback Herring in the Great Lakes have the potential to impact size-selection of zooplankton... 14488
2798 Alosa aestivalis Disease/Parasites/Toxicity Anecdotal N/A Blueback Herring in the Great Lakes have the potential to impact size-selection of zooplankton... 14488
2799 Alosa aestivalis Competition Anecdotal Field Blueback Herring in South Carolina reservoirs probably compete for food resources with other... 26640
2800 Alosa aestivalis Predation/Herbivory Anecdotal N/A Blueback Herring are eaten by many freshwater sport fishes. 26640
2801 Alosa aestivalis Predation/Herbivory Observational Field In a South Carolina reservoir, Blueback Herring consumed some juvenile fishes (Clupeid and... 24389
2802 Alosa aestivalis Competition Observational Field In a South Carolina reservoir, Blueback Herring consumed some juvenile fishes (Clupeid and... 24389
2803 Alosa aestivalis Food Web Observational Field Selective feeding by Blueback herring on larger zooplankton appear to have restructured the... 24389
2804 Alosa aestivalis Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Introduction of Blueback Herring to Crystal Lake, CT, reduced modal size of zooplankton from 0.785... 33781
2805 Alosa aestivalis Food Web Experimental Field Carcasses of Alosa aestivalis in an Atlantic coastal river were colonized by the fungus... 33782
2806 Alosa aestivalis Competition Observational Field There was high dietary overlap in zooplankton prey between both juvenile and adult Blueback Herring... 33786
2807 Alosa aestivalis Predation/Herbivory Observational Field Adult Alabama Bass (Micropterus henshalli), Largemouth Bass (Mi. salmoides), and Striped... 33786
2808 Alosa aestivalis Competition Observational Field In Nova Scotia, small Blueback Herring diets comprised 48% benthic prey, large Blueback Herring... 1897

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