Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records as well as those with scientific name Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus listed in key words.

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REFTypeCut-and-Paste Reference
26026 Journal Article Ashe, D.E., T.N. Churchill, R.L. Noble, and C.G. Lilyestrom. 1998. Temporal variability in the littoral fish community of a Puerto Rico reservoir. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 52:39-48.
15981 Journal Article Bunkley-Williams, L., E.H. Williams, Jr., C.G. Lilystrom, I. Corujo-Flores, A.J. Zerbi, C. Aliaume and T.N. Churchill. 1994. The South American sailfin catfish, Liposarcus multiradiatus (Hancock), a new exotic established in Puerto Rican fresh waters. Caribbean Journal of Science 30(1-2):90-94.
29907 Report Bureau of Natural and Cultural Resources. 2015. Florida Park Service Resource Management Annual Report. Florida Park Service.
24369 Database Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health. 2019. EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system. The University of Georgia, Tifton, GA. Accessed on 01/27/2019.
18978 Journal Article Champeau, T.R., P.W. Stevens, and D.A. Blewett. 2009. Comparison of fish community metrics to assess long-term changes and hurricane impacts at Peace River, Florida. Biological Sciences 72(4):289-309.
14162 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
13013 Journal Article Edwards, R.J. 2001. New additions and persistence of the introduced fishes of the Upper San Antonio River, Bexar County, Texas. Texas Journal of Science 53(1):3-12.
29166 Database Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2016. FL FWC Long-term monitoring database. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL.
25899 Database Florida Museum of Natural History. 2013. Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, FL. Accessed on 04/09/2013.
19000 Report Fraser, T.H. 2007. Fishes in the Peace River watershed: Ichthyological history and zoogeography of the Peace River, Florida, and its contributing basins. In: Peace River cumulative impact study, final report.
1875 Book Fuller, P.L., L.G. Nico, and J.D. Williams. 1999. Nonindigenous fishes introduced into inland waters of the United States. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 27. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
26212 Database GBIF. 2013. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Database. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed on 03/05/2024.
33738 Journal Article German, D.P. 2009. Inside the guts of wood-eating catfishes: can they digest wood? Journal of Comparative Physiology B 179(8):1011-1023.
33740 Journal Article German, D.P. and R.D. Miles. 2010. Stable carbon and nitrogen incorporation in blood and fin tissue of the catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Siluriformes, Loricariidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 89(2):117-133.
30782 Journal Article Gibbs, M., P. Watson, K. Johnson-Sapp, and C. Lind. 2017. Reproduction revisited – a decade of changes in the reproductive strategies of an invasive catfish, Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Weber, 1991), in Volusia Blue Spring, Florida. Aquatic Invasions 12(2):225-239.
26436 Journal Article Gibbs, M.A., B.N. Kurth, and C.D. Bridges. 2013. Age and growth of the loricariid catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus in Volusia Blue Spring, Florida. Aquatic Invasions 8(2):207-218.
26549 Journal Article Gibbs, M.A., J.H. Shields, D.W. Lock, K.M. Talmadge, and T.M. Farrell. 2008. Reproduction in an invasive exotic catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus in Volusia Blue Spring, Florida, U.S.A. Journal of Fish Biology 73(7):1562-1572.
29260 Journal Article Godwin, J.C., D.A. Steen, D. Werneke, and J.W. Armbruster. 2016. Two significant records of exotic tropical freshwater fishes in southern Alabama. Southeastern Naturalist 15(4):N57-N60.
40842 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
27488 Journal Article Hill, J.E., and J. Sowards. 2015. Successful eradication of the non-native loricariid catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus from the Rainbow River, Florida. Management of Biological Invasions 6(3):311-317.
26008 Journal Article Jones, R.W., O.L.F. Weyl, E.R. Swartz, and M.P. Hill. 2013. Using a unified invasion framework to characterize Africa's first loricariid catfish invasion. Biological Invasions 15:2139-2145.
25745 Journal Article Kline, J.L., W.F. Loftus, K. Kotun, J.C. Trexler, J.S. Rehage, J.J. Lorenz, and M. Robinson. 2014. Recent fish introductions into Everglades National Park: an unforeseen consequence of water-management? Wetlands 34(Suppl. 1):S175-S187.
31771 Report Lewis, R.R., III. 2012. Management and restoration of the fish populations of Silver Springs and the middle and lower Ocklawaha River, Florida, USA. Putnam County  Environmental Council, Interlachen, FL.
26408 Database Loftus, A. 2011. Multi State Aquatic Resources Information System (MARIS) Master Database records via Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON).
20877 Database Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. 2011. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - Ichthyology Collection. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
15982 Report Neal, J.W., R.J. Noble, C.G. Lilystrom, T.N. Churchill, A.R. Alicea, F.M. Holliman, and D.S. Waters. 1999. Freshwater sportfish community investigations and management. Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Project F-41-2 Final Report.
14814 Book Chapter Nico, L.G. 2005. Changes in the fish fauna of the Kissimmee River Basin, peninsular Florida: nonnative additions. Pages 523-556 in Rinne, J.N., R.M. Hughes, and B. Calamusso, eds. Historical changes in large river fish assemblages of the Americas. American Fisheries Society Symposium 45. American Fisheries Society. Bethesda, MD.
19585 Journal Article Nico, L.G. 2010. Nocturnal and diurnal activity of armored suckermouth catfish (Loricariidae: Pterygoplichthys) associated with wintering Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Neotropical Ichthyology 8(4):893-898.
33749 Journal Article Nitta, M. and K. Nagasawa. 2013. First Japanese Record of Heteropriapulus heterotylus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae), from the Alien Catfish Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) in Okinawa. Species Diversity 18(2):281-284.
15778 Journal Article Page, L.M., and R.H. Robins. 2006. Identification of sailfin catfishes (Teleostei: Loricariidae) in Southeastern Asia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 54(2):455-457.
16115 Report Phelps, G.G., S.J. Walsh, G.M Gerwig, and W.B. Tate. 2004. Characterization of the hydrology, water chemistry and aquatic communities of selected springs in the St. Johns River Water Management District, Florida, 2004. US Geological Survey.
18981 Journal Article Poulakis, G.R., R.E. Matheson, Jr., M.E. Mitchell, D.A. Blewett, and C.F. Idelberger. 2004. Fishes of the Charlotte Harbor Estuarine System, Florida. Gulf of Mexico Science 22(2):117-150.
33742 Journal Article Riedle, J.D., E.H. Kuhns, E.C. Munscher, A.D. Walde, N. Salvatico, M. Keserauskis, B.P. Butterfield, and J.B. Hauge. 2016. The freshwater turtle community at Blue Spring State Park, Volusia County, Florida, USA. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11(2):362-372.
16077 Journal Article Robbins, K.M., K.R. Campbell, and D.J. Durbin. 2007. The prescence of exotic fish species in Horse Creek, Desoto and Hardee Counties, Florida. Florida Scientist 70(Supplement 1):22.
26571 Report Robbins, K.M.N, and D.J. Durbin. 2007. Horse Creek Stewardship Program 2005 annual report. Biological Research Associates, Riverview, FL.
33748 Journal Article Rodriguez-Santiago, M.A., L Garcia-Prieto, B. Mendoza-Garfias, D. Gonzalez-Solis, and M.I. Grano-Maldonado. 2016. Parasites of two coexisting invasive sailfin catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) in a tropical region of Mexico. Neotropical Ichthyology 14(3):e160021.
33457 Journal Article Rubio, V.Y., M.A. Gibbs, K.A. Work, and C.E. Bryan. 2016. Abundant feces from an exotic armored catfish, Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Weber, 1991), create nutrient hotspots and promote algal growth in a Florida spring. Aquatic Invasions 11(3):337-350.
32414 Database Schofield, P.J. 2016. Fish slam data Spring 2016 in south Florida. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. Created on 01/30/2019.
33937 Database Schofield, P.J. 2019. Fish slam data in south Florida, November 2019. Created on 11/22/2019.
35671 Database Schofield, P.J. 2021. Virtual Statewide Fish Slam, March 15-19, 2021. U.S. Geological Survey (Unpublished data), Gainesville, FL. Created on 04/19/2021. Accessed on 04/19/2021.
25998 Database Texas Natural Science Center. 2013. Texas Natural History Collections ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal, Unversity of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Created on 02/02/2011. Accessed on 04/11/2013.
42497 Journal Article Tristano, E.P. and M.A. Gibbs. 2023. Nutrient sequestration by a highly invasive armored catfish in a Florida spring ecosystem. Environmental Biology of Fishes 106:519-526.
25944 Database Ueda, K., J. Belmonte, A. Shepard, P. Leary, and S. Loarie. 2021. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA. Accessed on 11/23/2021.
20820 Journal Article Work, K., M. Gibbs, B. Peters, and L. French. 2010. Fish assemblage variability in a Florida spring. Southeastern Naturalist 9(4):649-672.


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