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Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish; Eastern gambusia; Eastern mosquito fish; Eastern mosquitofish; Gambies; Gambusia; Mosquitofish; Plague minnow; Starling's perch; Top minnow)

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Wikipedia Abstract

The eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) is a species of freshwater fish, closely related to the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis. It is a member of the family Poeciliidae of order Cyprinodontiformes. The eastern mosquitofish is native to the eastern and southern United States from Florida to Delaware and inland to Alabama and Tennessee, while the western mosquitofish has a larger distribution throughout the United States.
View Wikipedia Record: Gambusia holbrooki

Invasive Species

Eastern mosquito fish, Gambusia holbrooki is a small, aggressive live-bearing fish that originates from the southern United States. It has been introduced worldwide as a mosquito-control agent. G. holbrooki have been implicated in damage to native fish, amphibian and invertebrate populations.
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Attributes

Adult Length [1]  3.15 inches (8 cm)
Migration [2]  Potamodromous
Diet [2]  Carnivore (Invertebrates)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Virginia Aquarium&Marine Science Ctr

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Distribution

Afghanistan; Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; Amudar'ya; Armenia; Asia - Inland waters; Athi-Galana-Sabaki River Drainage System; Australia; Australian; Bulgaria; Caspian Sea; Ethiopia; Ethiopian; Euphrates; Europe - Inland waters; Former USSR - Inland waters; France; Hungary; India; Iran (Islamic Rep. of); Iraq; Italy; Kenya; Kuban River; Lake Victoria; Lebanon; Madagascar; Mauritius; Murray-Darling; Nearctic; North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from New Jersey south to Alabama in USA (Ref. 5723). Introduced to many countries for mosquito control, but had rare to non-existing effects on mosquitoes, and negative to perhaps neutral impact on native fishes (Ref. 12217). Established throughout southern Europe; introduced worldwide in tropical and subtropical countries (Ref. 59043).; North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from New Jersey south to Alabama in USA. Introduced to many countries for mosquito control, but had rare to non-existing effects on mosquitoes, and negative to perhaps neutral impact on native fishes (Ref; North America: Atlantic and Gulf Slope drainages from New Jersey south to Alabama in USA. Introduced to many countries for mosquito control, but had rare to non-existing effects on mosquitoes, and negative to perhaps neutral impact on native fishes (Ref. 12217). At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.; Oceania - Inland waters; Oriental; Palearctic; Portugal; Puerto Rico; Rodriguez; Russian Federation; Réunion; Saudi Arabia; Singapore; Spain; Syrian Arab Republic; Tana River; Turkey; Turkmenistan; USA (contiguous states); United Arab Emirates; Uzbekistan; Volga; Yemen;

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1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
3Study of Northern Virginia Ecology
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
5Variation in the diet of the viperine snake Natrix maura in relation to prey availability, Xavier Santos, Jacob González-Solís and Gustavo A. Llorente, ECOGRAPHY 23: 185–192. Copenhagen 2000
6"Diet of the Red Swamp Crayfish Procambarus clarkii in Natural Ecosystems of the Doñana National Park Temporary Fresh-Water Marsh (Spain)", P. J. Gutiérrez-Yurrita, G. Sancho, M. Á. Bravo, Á. Baltanás and C. Montes, Journal of Crustacean Biology Vol. 18, No. 1 (Feb., 1998), pp. 120-127
7Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
8Species Interactions of Australia Database, Atlas of Living Australia, Version ala-csv-2012-11-19
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by Biological Inventories of the World's Protected Areas in cooperation between the Information Center for the Environment at the University of California, Davis and numerous collaborators.
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