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Hemichromis collection data for genetic characterization in Florida

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2005
End Date
2017

Citation

Belfiore, N.M., and Schofield, P.J., 2019, Hemichromis collection data for genetic characterization in Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9WSCLJ5.

Summary

The African Jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi, is an invasive, predatory cichlid fish introduced at least once to Florida. Its native range is in northeastern Africa. First encountered in Miami in the 1960s, it has since been found west and north within the state of Florida. It thrives in a wide range of aquatic habitats, including shallow, vegetated or rocky areas of canals, tidal creeks, rivers, and marshes.

Contacts

Point of Contact :
Pam Schofield
Originator :
Natalia M. Belfiore, Pam Schofield
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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Hemi collection data_revised.csv 1.17 KB
hemichromis genetics metadata_revised.xml
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Purpose

Data were obtained to better understand how many separate introductions likely contributed to the current range of Hemichromis in Florida and to understand the pattern of its spread.

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

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