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Non-native marine fishes in Florida: updated checklist, population status and early detection/rapid response data

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1984
End Date
2018

Citation

Schofield, P.J., and Akins, L., 2019, Non-native marine fishes in Florida: updated checklist, population status and early detection/rapid response data: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9L7JPY4.

Summary

It has been ten years since the last comprehensive assessment of non-native marine fishes in Florida. Herein, we report sightings of 41 species from Florida coastal waters since the earliest sighting in 1984.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Pam Schofield
Originator :
Pam Schofield, Lad Akins
Metadata Contact :
Pam Schofield
Publisher :
U.S. Geological Survey
SDC Data Owner :
Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
USGS Mission Area :
Ecosystems
Distributor :
U.S. Geological Survey - ScienceBase

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marine_fish_data for release_revised.csv 433.72 KB
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Purpose

Of the 41 species, five have established reproducing populations. Since 1999, 18 individuals comprising 13 species have been removed from coastal waters, most of which were collected through our early-detection/rapid-response program. Most reports of non-native marine fishes originated from citizen scientists, emphasizing the importance of outreach and education.

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  • USGS Data Release Products
  • USGS Wetland and Aquatic Research Center

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