Reference List

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

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42993 Report 2021. Gulf & south Atlantic regional panel on aquatic invasive species minutes.
39508 Database Anonymous. 2022. Miami Fish Slam Data. USGS.
41440 Database Anonymous. 2023. Ruskin Fish Slam Data. USGS.
42848 Database Anonymous. 2023. Ft. Myers Fish Slam data.
35191 Journal Article Bailey, R.M., and C. Gans. 1998. Two new synbranchid fishes, Monopterus roseni from peninsular India and M. Desilvai from Sri Lanka. Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan No. 726:1-18.
1549 News Bragg, R. 1996. Unwelcome Asian eels make themselves at home in Georgia. Oregonian. Portland, OR. 9 December.
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.
27211 Journal Article Cole, R.A., A. Choudhury, L.G. Nico, and K.M. Griffin. 2014. Gnathostoma spp. in live Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterus spp.) from food markets and wild populations, United States. Emerging Infectious Diseases 20(4):634-642.
15669 Journal Article Collins, T.M., J.C. Trexler, L.G. Nico, and T.A. Rawlings. 2002. Genetic diversity in a morphologically conservative invasive taxon: Multiple introductions of swamp eels to the southeastern United States. Conservation Biology 16:1024-1035.
690 Conference Proceedings Devick, W.S. 1991. Pattern of introductions of aquatic organisms to Hawaii freshwater habitats. Pages 189-213 in W.S. Devick, ed. New directions in research, management and conservations of Hawaiian freshwater stream ecosystems. Proceedings of the 1990 Freshwater Stream Biology and Fisheries Management Symposium. Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources. Honolulu, Hawaii.
29166 Database Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 2016. FL FWC Long-term monitoring database. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Tallahassee, FL.
18857 Database Florida Museum of Natural History. 2009. Ichthyology Collection database. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.
16652 News Henry, S. 2007. Buddhists release creatures into Passaic. Herald News. West Paterson, NJ. Created on 08/13/2007. Accessed on 10/22/2007.
16653 News Henry, S. 2007. Origin of reptiles remains a mystery. Herald News. West Paterson, NJ. Created on 08/20/2007. Accessed on 10/22/2007.
16651 News Henry, S. 2007. Authorities find a lot wrong with Buddhist reptile rite. Herald News. West Paterson, NJ. Created on 08/14/2007. Accessed on 10/22/2007.
16472 Journal Article Hill, J.E., and C.A. Watson. 2007. Diet of the Nonindigenous Asian Swamp Eel in Tropical Ornamental Aquaculture Ponds in West-Central Florida. North American Journal of Aquaculture 69(2):139-146.
29497 Conference Proceedings Johnson, J. and J.M. Long. 2016. Hydrologic Factors Associated with Detection and Occupancy of Riparian Areas By Asian Swamp Eel in the Chattahoochee River System, Georgia in 2016 AFS Introduced Fish Section Symposium. American Fisheries Society. Kansas City, MO.
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.
19144 Other Cut-and-paste reference not available due to unhandled reference type. Please contact support to request the addition of the 'Other' type.
26545 Journal Article Liem, K.F. 1963. Sex reversal as a natural process in the synbranchiform fish Monopterus albus. Copeia 1963(2):303-312.
25024 Journal Article Long, J.M., and C. LaFleur. 2011. Estimation of daily age and timing of hatching of exotic Asian swamp eels Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) in a backwater marsh of the Chattahoochee River, Georgia, USA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 27:1019-1022.
33369 News Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. 2019. Invasive Asian Swamp Eels found in New Orleans Bayou St. John. Created on 06/27/2019. Accessed on 07/02/2019.
672 Book Chapter Maciolek, J.A. 1984. Exotic fishes in Hawaii and other islands of Oceania. Pages 131-161 in Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and J.R. Stauffer, Jr, eds. Distribution, ecology, and management of exotic fishes. John Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, MD.
14969 Book Mundy, B.C. 2005. Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 6. Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, HI.
18143 News Murray, B.T. 2008. Slippery predator invades a lake. The Star-Ledger.
18144 News Murray, B.T. 2008. Asian swamp eel threatens native N.J. wildlife. The Star-Ledger (
33959 Journal Article Nico, L.G., A.J. Ropicki, J.V. Kilian, and M. Harper. 2019. Asian swamp eels in North America linked to the live-food trade and prayer-release rituals. Aquatic Invasions 14(4):775-814.
38587 Report Nico, L.G., and J.D. Williams. 1999. Nonindigenous species of the United States: the Asian swamp eel Monopterus albus (family: Synbranchidae). U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Caribbean Science Center, Gainesville, FL.
20921 Journal Article Nico, L.G., P. Sharp, and T.M. Collins. 2011. Imported Asian swamp eels (Synbranchidae: Monopterus) in North American live food markets: potential vectors of non-native parasites. Aquatic Invasions 6(1):69-76.
33269 News Orr, S. 2019. You won’t believe what this guy pulled from Rochester's drinking water supply. Democrat & Chronicle. Rochester, NY. Created on 05/01/2019. Accessed on 06/11/2019.
32905 News Orr, S. 2019. You won’t believe what this guy pulled from Rochester's drinking water supply. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, NY. Created on 05/06/2019. Accessed on 05/06/2019.
40786 Journal Article Pintar, M.R., N.J. Dorn, J.L. Kline, and J.C. Trexler. 2023. Hydrology-mediated ecological function of a large wetland threatened by an invasive predator. Science of the Total Environment 857(159245):1-8.
39288 Journal Article Prok, J. 2000. Asian swamp eel invasion increases in southeast. Aquatic Nuisance Species Digest 4(1):5.
34222 Journal Article Sakaris, P.C., J. Galvez, T.P. Callier IV, and A. Brown. 2019. Ontogenetic and temporal diet Shifts of the invasive Asian swamp eel in south Florida. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 39:1288-1300.
27192 Database Schofield, P.J. 2014. Fish slam collection data from 2014 south Florida (sampling in canals in south Miami-Dade county). U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. Created on 11/21/2014. Accessed on 01/22/2015.
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.
31023 Database Schofield, P.J. 2017. Fish Slam Fall 2017 collection data in south Florida. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, FL. Created on 02/06/2018.
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.
16080 Journal Article Schofield, P.J., and L.G. Nico. 2007. Toxicity of 5% rotenone to nonindigenous swamp eels. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27(2):453-459.
15920 Journal Article Shafland, P.L., K.B. Gestring, and M.S. Stanford. 2008. Florida's exotic freshwater fishes - 2007. Florida Scientist 71(3):220-245.
18951 Journal Article Shafland, P.L., K.B. Gestring, and M.S. Stanford. 2010. An assessment of the Asian swamp eel (Monopterus albus) in Florida. Reviews in Fisheries Science 18(1):25-39.
39900 Web Page Starnes, W.C., R.T. Bryant, and G.C. Greer. 1998. Perilous experiment: the Asian rice eel in Georgia.
32393 Journal Article Taylor, A.T., H. von Schmeling, J.M. Long. 2018. Photographs of wading bird depredation update invasion extent of Monopterus albus (Asian Swamp Eel). Southeastern Naturalist 17(4):N72-N76.
35674 Journal Article Taylor, A.T., M.R. Bangs, and J.M. Long. 2021. Sibship reconstruction with SNPs illuminates the scope of a cryptic invasion of Asian Swamp Eels (Monopterus albus) in Georgia, USA. Biological Invasions 23:569-580.
13672 Journal Article Tilmant, J.T. 1999. Management of nonindigenous aquatic fish in the U.S. National Park System. Paper presented at the 129th Annual Meeting of The American Fisheries Society, Charlotte, North Carolina, September 1, 1999 129:50.
19533 News Turkewitz, J. 2006. Alien eels slither close to Hooch: Researchers fear creatures could disrupt ecosystem. The Atlanta-Journal Constitution. 7 (25):4 pp.
39584 Report U.S. Geological Survey. 1998. USGS scientists find new invasive fish species in Florida. U.S. Geological Survey, Gainesville, Florida.
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.


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