Reference List

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

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REFTypeCut-and-Paste Reference
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.
33746 Journal Article Chaichana, R. and S. Jongphadungkiet. 2012. Assessment of the invasive catfish Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855) in Thailand: ecological impacts and biological control alternatives. Tropical Zoology 25(4):173-182.
25080 Database Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2012. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ichthyology collection database. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.
18857 Database Florida Museum of Natural History. 2009. Ichthyology Collection database. University of Florida, Gainesville, 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.
18221 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
26212 Database GBIF. 2013. Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Database. Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Accessed on 05/01/2013.
31074 Journal Article Hussan, A., T.G. Choudhury, and A. Das. 2018. Suckermouth Sailfin Catfishes: A future threat to aquatic ecosystems of India. Aquaculture Times 2(6):20-22.
20840 Database Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History. 2011. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection. Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History.
16099 Book Nelson, J.S., E.J. Crossman, H. Espinosa-Pérez, L.T. Findley, C.R. Gilbert, R.N. Lea, and J.D. Williams. 2004. Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. 6th edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
20908 Database North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. 2011. North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences - Ichthyology Collection Database. North Carolina Museum of Natural History. Accessed on 02/14/2014.
25976 Database North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences. 2013. North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC. Created on 02/10/2009. Accessed on 04/11/2013.
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.
29877 Journal Article Rao, K.R., and V. Sunchu. 2017. A report on Pterygoplichthys pardalis Amazon sailfin suckermouth catfishes in freshwater tanks at Telangana state, India. International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies 5(2):249-254.
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.
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.
20915 Database Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History. 2011. National Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Zoology Ichthyology Collection. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. Accessed on 03/26/2013.
33109 Journal Article Toro-Ramírez, A., A.T. Wakida-Kusunoki, L.E. Amador-del Ángel, and J.L. Cruz-Sánchez. 2014. Common snook [Centropomus undecimalis (Bloch, 1792)] preys on the invasive Amazon sailfin catfish [Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855)] in the Palizada River, Campeche, southeastern Mexico. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 30:532-534.
16040 Journal Article Wakida-Kusunoki, A.T., R. Ruiz-Carus, and E. Amador-del-Angel. 2007. Amazon sailfin catfish, Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855) (Loricariidae), another exotic species established in southeastern Mexico. The Southwestern Naturalist 52(1):141-144.


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2020].

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