Specimen Information

Cichlasoma urophthalma
Cichlasoma urophthalma
(Mayan Cichlid)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID157595
GroupFishes
GenusCichlasoma
Speciesurophthalma
Common NameMayan Cichlid
StateFL
CountyCharlotte
LocalityCharlotte Harbor drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
Centroid TypeHUC8
HUC8 NameCharlotte Harbor
HUC8 Number03100103
HUC10 Number0310010303
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2003
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13675
Author:Associated Press.
Date:2003
Title:Impact of exotic fish found in Charlotte Harbor under study.
Publisher:Gainesville Sun, Gainesville, FL
Issue:December 20, 2003
Pages:8B
Commentsmost northern population
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordlocale
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected29
Specimen ImpactConcern about predation or competition with juvenile snook an red drum because this is a nursery habitat; Mayans are eating marsh and fiddler crabs (A. Adams, pers. comm.).


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