Specimen Information

Hoplosternum littorale
Hoplosternum littorale
(Brown Hoplo)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID163608
GroupFishes
GenusHoplosternum
Specieslittorale
Common NameBrown Hoplo
StateFL
CountyPalm Beach
LocalityPalm Beach County, Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameUpper Loxahatchee Slough
HUC10 Number0309020607
HUC12 NameUpper Loxahatchee Slough
HUC12 Number030902060700
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month9
Collection Year2004
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased for food
Statusestablished
Comments"A group of us were walking to a vegetation monitoring station when we saw the carcass of this fish floating in a wet prairie within the County's Loxahatchee Slough Natural Area. It looked like the head had been eaten off, possibly by a bird. One of the guys that was with us previously worked for the South Florida Water Mgt. District on the Kissimmee River. He was familiar with this species and recognized it immediately."
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/23/2019].

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