Specimen Information

Cichlasoma bimaculatum
Cichlasoma bimaculatum
(Black Acara)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31318
GroupFishes
GenusCichlasoma
Speciesbimaculatum
Common NameBlack Acara
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade/Monroe
LocalityEverglades National Park, freshwater areas
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 Number0309020213
Map
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Collection Year1986
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:466
Author:Loftus, W.F.
Date:1988
Title:Distribution and ecology of exotic fishes in Everglades National Park.
Publisher:The U.S. National Park Service and George Wright Society
Volume:5
Pages:24-34
CommentsThe original date and location of black acara entry into park waters is uncertain but probably occurred in the Shark Valley area in the late 1960's. Uncommon in natural marshes.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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