The African jewelfish is one of 23 exotic (nonnative) freshwater fish species that have become established in Florida; it's also one of nine non-native … Courtenay Jr W; Sahlman IIW; Herrema D, 1974. Taxonomy, common names and distribution of fish in the eastern arm of the Rift Valley drainage, Kenya. It is unknown if Gherardi et al. Grass carp . Froese and Pauly (2016) also list introduced populations of H. bimaculatus as present within the Philippines and provide the collection information as “Introduced in the 1970's. Freshwater fishes of southern Florida. Bulletin Lampetra. Loftus WF; Kushlan JA, 1987. Hogg RG, 1976. Generate a print friendly version containing only the sections you need. In Figure b above, the stars show where African jewelfish were first seen in ENP in 2000. Assessing environmental DNA detection in controlled lentic systems. Schofield PJ; Slone DH; Gregoire DR; Loftus WF, 2014. Such predation events would likely go undetected in gut content analyses because the consumed soft tissue is nondescript and digested rapidly (O’Connor and Rothermel, 2013). H. letourneuxi, is a small, popular ornamental freshwater fish from Africa that has become established in aquatic habitats in Florida and Hawaii, Puerto Rico. Loiselle (1979) revised the genus Hemichromis and provided diagnoses, photographs and synonyms for the species and Loiselle (1992) includes a species key utilizing morphological and meristic characteristics that allows identification of living as well as preserved specimens. Scientific name for this Genus is 'Hemichromis', these fish are mostly found in Rivers & Streams in area's where dense vegetation is hanging over the water surface, they are also known to live in Brackish water lagoons. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59:1441-1450. H. letourneuxi is an aggressive species, particularly during reproduction and it likely that this behavioural trait has assisted it to spread across the Florida peninsula in syntopy with other larger, aggressive cichlids (USGS NAS, 2016). Hohausová E; Lavoy RJ; Allen MS, 2010. (Hemichromis guttatus Gunther 1862 (Pisces: Cichlidae), Nueva Introduccion en Mexico, en Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila. Alien fishes in European waters. Schofield PJ; Morris JA; Akins L, 2009. Langston JN; Schofield PJ; Hill JE; Loftus WF, 2010. Journal of Natural History, 28:937-970. by Palomares, M. L. D. \Samb, B. it is a human commensal), Highly likely to be transported internationally deliberately. Comparative ecology of euryhaline and freshwater predators in a subtropical floodplain river. Considering the historical tendency to label all Hemichromis species as H. bimaculatus, it is possible that this record may refer to other species. Antipredator behavior and cue recognition by multiple Everglades prey to a novel cichlid predator. Lifespan is about 5 years. Hickley P; Bailey RG, 1987. Parasitology Research, 112(4):1399-1410. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00436-013-3291-9. Two new species of, Schofield PJ; Loftus WF; Fontaine JA, 2009. According to Loiselle (1992), H. letourneuxi occurs in Lake Turkana (Kenya), the middle and lower reaches of the Nile River (below Murchison Falls, Uganda), in oases throughout the Sahara, in Lake Chad and its inflowing streams (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria) and in the Niger, Volta, Komoe, Bandama, Sassandra, Gambia and Senegal Rivers in West Africa. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-012-0362-0. Two new species of Cichlidogyrus (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) parasitizing the gills of African cichlid fishes (Perciformes) from Senegal: morphometric and molecular characterization. Similarly, Gherardi et al. Boston, USA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 432 pp. H. letourneuxi has been introduced and has established in the USA (Florida, Hawaii and Puerto Rico) (USGS NAS, 2016) and is reportedly found in the Philippines (Froese and Pauly, 2016) and Europe (Gherardi et al., 2009). Considerable research has been conducted to determine the physiological tolerances of introduced populations of H. letourneuxi in Florida. While breeding, males may develop red colouration on the gills and ventral surface. [English title not available]. Bailey R G, 1994. The species has limited blue “spangling” (small, brilliant blue iridescent spots or flecks) on the head, body and fins that may be more pronounced in breeding adults. The species originates from West Africa (hence its name), with additional reports (possibly other Hemichromis species) from Middle Africa and the Nile Basin. As an introduced species, H. letourneuxi occurs in shallow vegetated or rocky areas in marshes, along river banks and on the margins of mud and sand-bottomed canals and culverts. Buntbarsche Bulletin (Journal of the American Cichlid Association), 148:2-19. African jewelfish collected in transitional marsh habitat south of US 41 in the Fakahatchee Strand State Preserve State Park (4 specimens; 50,55,50,41mm) (salinity 0.3 ppt) October 18, 2012 Year Accuracy. Freshwater fish diversity in Algeria with emphasis on alien species. One or more of the features that are needed to show you the maps functionality are not available in the web browser that you are using. Data from these collections are available in the USGS Nonindigenous Aquatic Species database. Idelberger CF; Stafford CJ; Erickson SE, 2011. Salinity tolerance of the African Jewelfish, https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/upload/RES04-2FinalReportSecure.pdf, Rehulková E; Mendlová M; Simková A, 2013. Getahun A, 2007. Biological Conservation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 471:58-63. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022098115001203, Rehulková E; Mendlová M; Simková A, 2013. Zokan M; Ellis G; Clem SE; Lorenz J; Loftus WF, 2015. The native Florida green watersnake, Nerodia floridana (Goff 1936), preying upon the nonindigenous African jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi Sauvage 1880, in Florida. Over half (57%) of females were gravid and the rest were sub gravid (carried unfertilized eggs that were less developed than in gravid females). Akad. Payne IA; Trewavas E, 1976. The anal fin has three spines and caudal fin is rounded with a densely scaled base. American Midland Naturalist, 170(1):52-65. http://www.bioone.org/loi/amid. For example, it occurs in the Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Florida (Idelberger et al., 2011). Cichlids can be distinguished from centrarchids by a single nostril opening on each side of the head (two openings in centrarchids) and the presence of a discontinuous or two-part lateral line (continuous line in centrarchids) (Page and Burr, 1991; USGS NAS, 2016). Zoology, 30(5):159-168. This species is usually associated with aquatic vegetation or submerged terrestrial plants. A study by Lopez et al. Management of Biological Invasions, 5(2):121-131. http://www.reabic.net/journals/mbi/2014/2/MBI_2014_DiazFerguson_etal.pdf. - The Hemichromis bimaculatus species group. 7 pp. Copeia, No.3:475-480. http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1643/CP-09-069. Invasive range expansion is correlated to life- history variation, boldness and dispersal behavior. A study by Langston et al. These fishes are found in rivers, stream and canals, especially in forested regions where vegetation overhangs the water surface. Whilst H. letourneuxi is euryhaline and regularly collected in estuarine areas and tidal rivers e.g. In the Philippines, it is unclear whether the document referenced by Froese and Pauly (2016), refers to established nonindigenous populations and/or the presence of the species within the country (for example, present within the ornamental fish trade). According to Loiselle (1992), one of the external diagnostic traits of H. letourneuxi, the blue spangling, is “…sparse in males and virtually absent in females…”. The African jewelfish also has two prominent black dots along its body. Fishes in the Fresh Waters of Florida Gallery. ... Ian Bartoszek , Conservancy of Southwest Florida Observation Date. > 0°C, dry summers, Cw - Warm temperate climate with dry winter, Warm temperate climate with dry winter (Warm average temp. Native populations may potentially occur in Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan and Uganda (Daget and Teugels, 1991; Loiselle, 1992; Bailey, 1994: Okeyo, 2003; Getahun, 2007; Kara, 2011). Background body colouration is highly variable and can be green-yellow to red-brown or even dark (almost black) depending on various factors including, sex, season, habitat and disposition of fish. Shafland and Pestrak (1982) also investigated the cold tolerance of H. letourneuxi in laboratory conditions by decreasing water temperature 1°C day, from a baseline of 21°C. http://www.fishbase.org. 4 - The Hemichromis letournauxi species group. Distribution and population characteristics of African jewelfish and brown hoplo in modified wetlands in south Florida. Black Acara (Cichlasoma bimaculatum) — Dietary studies (Hogg, 1976; Loftus et al., 2006; Lopez et al., 2012; O’Connor and Rothermel, 2013), in situ mesocosm experiments (Porter-Whitaker et al., 2012; Rehage et al., 2012; Schofield et al., 2014), field surveys (Rehage et al., 2014) and ex situ laboratory behavioural and competition experiments (Dunlop-Haydon and Rehage, 2011; Porter-Whitaker et al., 2012) have inferred deleterious impacts of H. Letourneuxi on aquatic habitats and invertebrate, amphibian and fish communities. H. letourneuxi can reach high densities and numerically dominate the ichthyofauna in anthropogenically-modified habitats in Florida (O’Connor and Rothermel, 2013). African jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi, were also collected from Starke Lake, which represents the northernmost collection of this species in Florida. November 21, 2012 Source Type. It is present along the Gulf Coast of Florida in Charlotte Harbor and in the lower Caloosahatchee, Peace and Alafia rivers (USGS NAS, 2016). Multiple predator effects and native prey responses to two non-native Everglades cichlids. Ecology of Freshwater Fish, 21(3):375-385. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1600-0633, Rehage JS; Liston SE; Dunker KJ; Loftus WF, 2014. Page LM; Burr BM, 1991. The genus Hemichromis was erected by Peters (1858) based on the type species H. fasciatus. Reproducing male fish may develop some red colouration on the gill opercula and the anterior ventral surface. H. letourneuxi can naturally disperse itself into new locations via interconnected riverways, canals and ditches (O’Connor and Rothermel, 2013). Sure enough, after the jewelfish, which hails from the waters of the African savannah, first appeared in canals in Miami and Hialeah in the 1960s, it headed north to Palm Beach County. Gulf and Caribbean Research, 23:13-22. Florida fresh water fishes and conservation. Biological Invasions, 12(8):2441-2457. http://www.springerlink.com/content/j5677x47327186mr/?p=ae0e5f0a4f474234a26a149cbc10e84d&pi=7. Gainesville, Florida, USA: USGS. Loftus et al. Non-native fishes in Florida freshwaters: a literature review and synthesis. First encountered in Miami in the 1960s, it has since been found west and north within the State of Florida. (2010) found that H. letourneuxi survived and grew equally well at salinities between 0–50 ppt. In the laboratory it was found that there was a loss of equilibrium at 10.8–12.5°C and death at 9.1–13.3°C. Final report from USGS to Everglades National Park for Agreement # CESI IA F5284-04-0039. In: Fish biodiversity: local studies as basis for global inferences. 250-266. Species of Hemichromis available within the ornamental fish industry are prized for (i) bright red colouration covering the whole body and (ii) blue “spangling” also covering much of the body. Development of molecular markers for eDNA detection of the invasive African jewelfish (, Langston JN; Schofield PJ; Hill JE; Loftus WF, 2010. Native populations of H. letourneuxi from the Gambia River basin in the Niokolo-Koba National Park, Senegal, were found to be parasitized by Cichlidogyrus dracolemma n. sp. H. letourneuxi is native to large areas of the northern half of Africa and occurs at the northern and eastern extremities of the native ranges of members of the genus Hemichromis (Loiselle, 1992). Salinity effects on behavioural response to hypoxia in the non-native Mayan cichlid, Schofield PJ; Loftus WF; Kobza RM; Cook MI; Slone DH, 2010. O'Connor JH; Rothermel BB, 2013. Species of Hemichromis may have a life span of five to eight years in an aquarium environment. Much like the African jewelfish the swamp eel has similar feeding habits as many fish in the Everglades, which causes over competition for their food source and causes native species to die out from not having enough food to go around. FAST FACTS: African Jewelfish (Hemichromis bimaculatus) —small fish native to Africa and introduced in early 1960s; maximum size five inches; associated with dense vegetation. London, UK: British Museum of Natural History, 392 pp. Corfield J; Diggles B; Jubb C; McDowall RM; Moore A; Richards A; Rowe DK, 2008. Review of the impacts of introduced aquarium fish species that have established wild populations in Australia. African jewelfish, Mayan cichlids and pike killifish were the most widespread and abundant non-natives throughout the Everglades. (2014) used artificial ponds together with logistic regression models to assess the detection of H. letourneuxi eDNA at varying fish densities. There is a dark black lateral spot above the lateral line on the side of the fish and smaller blotches on opercular tab and caudal peduncle. CABI Compendium: Status inferred from regional distribution. Loftus WF; Trexler JC; Dunker K; Liston SE; Rehage JS, 2006. Journal of East African Natural History, 92:11-47. H. letourneuxi, is a small, popular ornamental freshwater fish from Africa that has become established in aquatic habitats in Florida and Hawaii, Puerto Rico. Loiselle PV, 1979. It has a moderately compressed and fusiform body that is straw brown to tan in color with areas of red pigment and bright blue spotting. USGS NAS (2016) state that the initial introductions in canals near the Miami airport in the late 1950s and/or early 1960s may have originated from intentional releases from nearby ornamental fish farms or aquariums. IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians, 19(3):161-162. African jewelfish: Hemichromis bimaculatus: African pompano: Alectis ciliaris: Also known as the pennant-fish and threadfin trevally. The fry become free-swimming after approximately 24 hours and parental care may continue for some time while the fry grow (Seriously Fish, 2016). Quarterly Journal of the Florida Academy of Science, 28(3):255-258. In addition to this research by Lopez et al. Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). Zeitschrift fu?r zoologische Systematik und Evolutionsforschung, 3:277-283. Nonnative African jewelfish are more fit but not bolder at the invasion front: a trait comparison across an Everglades range expansion. The non-indigenous African jewelfish (Hemichromis letourneuxi) was first collected in Everglades solution holes in 2000; subsequently, its relative abundance has increased rapidly. Schofield PJ; Slone DH; Gregoire DR; Loftus WF, 2014. Hanel et al. Wiss. In: Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, Special Issue, 87-96. Records of H. guttatus in Cuatro Cienegas, Mexico (Contreras-Balderas and Ludlow, 2003; Lozano-Vilano et al., 20006) are likely to be H. letourneuxi. Stevens PW; Blewett DA; Champeau TR; Stafford CJ, 2010. Species of Hemichromis are popular ornamental fish species maintained by hobbyists worldwide, although no data is available with regards to the value of H. letourneuxi. There has been some confusion over the spelling of the species name “letourneuxi” because the literature produced by Loiselle (1979; 1992) incorrectly listed the species as “letourneauxi”. (Rehulková et al., 2013). A revision of the genus Hemichromis Peters 1858 (Teleostei: Cichlidae). A further study by Moyer et al. However, no further information is available regarding populations in the Philippines or Europe. It is tolerant of high salinities and is collected in estuarine regions adjacent to freshwater systems where it is established (Page and Burr, 1991; Schofield et al., 2009b; USGS NAS, 2016). “Jewelfish” or “jewel cichlids” are popular aquarium fish, however, due to incorrectly identified species of Hemichromis and the propensity of the ornamental aquarium industry it is possible for this species to be introduced accidentally. Posthurricane recovery of riverine fauna reflected in the diet of an apex predator. Mean total length of males (60.3 + 0.5 mm) was slightly greater than that of females (59.5 + 0.3 mm). Food and feeding relationships of fish in the Sudd swamps (River Nile, southern Sudan). Species of Hemichromis are monogamous, biparental substrate spawners with advanced parental care of offspring. The tolerance of high salinities enables H. letourneuxi to move within and between freshwater habits and nearby nearshore marine habits (i.e. Krysko KL; Walsh SJ; Robins RH, 2012. Lozano-Vilano ML; Contreras-Balderas AJ; Garcia Ramirez ME, 2006. Boulenger GA, 1915. ACP-EU Fisheries Research Report 14, 281 pp. Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide. The Ichthyofauna of Big Cypress National Preserve, Florida. Max size is about 13-15 cm (5-6 шт), which is rather long one for a cichlid. It has a moderately compressed and fusiform body that … African jewelfish can be found in shallow waters of ponds, creeks, canals and drainage ditches. Abstract – Non‐native predators may have negative impacts on native communities, and these effects may be dependent on interactions among multiple non‐native predators. In the field, all fish died during exposure to 4.0°C in shallow marsh habitat (Schofield et al., 2010). The species attributed to the genus and the morphological attributes of species included in the genus, were modified by Gill (1862), Boulenger (1915), Burchard and Wickler (1965) and Payne and Trewavas (1976). 120 pp. African jewelfish Hemichromis letourneuxi Sauvage, 1880 . Vertebrata Mexicana, 12:1-5. A field guide to nonindigenous marine fishes of Florida. The Special Permit Zone includes state and federal waters south of Cape Florida in the Atlantic and south of Cape Sable in the Gulf. Within its native range, H. letourneuxi is a savannah-associated species which prospers in a range of lentic habitats that include brackish water lagoons, large lakes and riverine flood plains. Loiselle PV, 1992. Additionally, in controlled mesocosm experiments, H. letourneuxi nearly eliminated populations of native shrimps and snails (Schofield et al. 250-266. USGS NAS, 2016. Fish community responses to the combined effects of decreased hydroperiod and nonnative fish invasions in a karst wetland: are Everglades solution holes sinks for native fishes? Kara HM, 2011. On the west African genus Hemichromis and descriptions of some new species in the Museums of the Academy and the Smithsonian Institute. They are orange to red with several rows of irridescent flecks, and rarely larger than 5 inches. Loftus. Volume III. Wetlands, 34(Suppl. Wetlands, 34(Suppl. Specimen ID State County Locality Year HUC Number Drainage name Status; 630431: FL: Charlotte: Charlotte Harbor: 2012: 03100103: Charlotte Harbor: established: 630468 2010. Kara HM, 2011. An annotated key to the genus Hemichromis Peters 1958. From the fish name it’s already clear that african jewel fish is a beautiful one. There is also the potential for natural dispersal and anthropogenic translocation of introduced populations of H. letourneuxi. The African Jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi, is an invasive, predatory cichlid fish introduced at least once to Florida. Effects of a non-native cichlid fish (African jewelfish, Hemichromis letourneuxi Sauvage 1880) on a simulated Everglades aquatic community. Guide to the fishes of the River Nile in the Republic of the Sudan. In: Handbook of alien species in Europe., Netherlands: Springer Netherlands, 81-92. The seasonal diet of H. letourneuxi was investigated in the Rocky Glades area of the Everglades National Park, Florida and was found to be primarily carnivorous and included small fishes, arthropods (shrimp and other crustaceans and insects) and varied according to prey availability which was mediated by seasonal water levels (Loftus et al., 2006). Loftus et al. 937-970. Environmental DNA (eDNA), has been recognized as an effective method for aquatic invasive species early detection and surveillance. Actual Date Entered. Low levels of predation were also recorded by Centropomus undecimalis, Lepisosteus platyrhincus, Micropterus salmoides, Lepisosteus osseus and Amia calva in the Peace River, Florida (Blewett et al., 2013). 1):S159-S173. In recent decades the distribution of H. letourneuxi has rapidly expanded and the species is now found across the southern half of the Florida peninsula. Schofield et al. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 1:134-739. Peters WCH, 1858. Shafland PL; Pestrak JM, 1982. (2012) in the Everglades National Park (ENP) found that populations from the invasion front (western ENP) had higher reproductive investment than inner populations (eastern ENP). Marine and Freshwater Research, 61(6):682-694. http://www.publish.csiro.au/nid/126.htm. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http://browsehappy.com/. Mber, K. preuss. Dunlop-Haydon KL; Rehage JS, 2011. A study by O’Connor and Rothermel (2013) at Archbold Biological Station in peninsular Florida found that the mean total length of 864 H. letourneuxi captured was 56.0 + 11.2 standard deviation (SD) mm and the mean mass was 3.14 + 1.80 SD g. The length of the smallest reproductive individual was 47 mm and the adult sex ratio was 51:49 (M:F). Loiselle PV, 1992. 281 pp. Freshwater fish diversity in Algeria with emphasis on alien species. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38:481-501. occur in southeast Florida, but a few are found throughout the State. CLOFFA, 4. https://www.nps.gov/ever/learn/nature/upload/RES04-2FinalReportSecure.pdf. During reproduction both sexes will intensify in colour and a spawning site will be chosen; usually a flat rock. Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa in the British Museum (Natural History). Six fish (95-100 mm total length) reduced feeding at 16.8°C (range 16-17°C), ceased feeding at 13.5°C (range 13-15°C), lost equilibrium at 11.5°C (11-12°C) and died at 9.5°C (range 9-10°C). Tolerance of nonindigenous cichlid fishes (. It has also been collected from the central Florida counties of Glades, Hardee, Hendry and was first collected in the Archbold Reserve, Highlands County, in 2008 (O'Connor and Rothermel, 2013; USGS NAS, 2016). IRCF Reptiles and Amphibians 19 (3):161-162. Fish biodiversity: local studies as basis for global inferences [ed. H.letourneuxi is a small fish with a fairly long, slender body with a rounded caudal fin. D):87-99. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01686.x, Schofield PJ; Loftus WF; Fontaine JA, 2009. Fortunately, most tropical cichlids cannot withstand prolonged freezing temperatures and hence have not yet spread north of Central Florida.” Although the species grows to 12 cm standard length, the average size is much smaller, approximately 7 cm. Groundwater “solution holes” provide dry-season refuge to native and introduced aquatic fauna and within these specific environments H. letourneuxi preyed heavily upon the Eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki (Loftus et al., 2006). Alien invertebrates and Fish in European inland waters. Porter-Whitaker AE; Rehage JS; Liston SE; Loftus WF, 2012. H. letourneuxi is an omnivore with a strong preference towards carnivory. Loiselle (1979) revised the genus including the redefinition of H. fasciatus and H. bimaculatus and the rehabilitation of H. elongatus, H. guttatus and H. letourneuxi. Its native range is in northern Africa. [untitled]. depth) and deep (> 80- … Jun 4, 2020 - Hemichromis letourneuxi Sauvage 1880 Family Cichlidae The African jewelfish is a member of the cichlid and tilapia family. H. letourneuxi, is a small, popular ornamental freshwater fish from Africa that has become established in aquatic habitats in Florida and Hawaii, Puerto Rico. Lower lethal temperatures for fourteen non-native fishes in Florida. Kline JL; Loftus WF; Kotun K; Trexler JC; Rehage JS; Lorenz JJ; Robinson M, 2014. http://rd.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13157-012-0361-1, Rehage JS; Lopez DP; Anderson MY; Serafy JE, 2015. Florida Scientist, 76(2):166-190. Rivas LR, 1965. Recently, African jewelfish (Hemichromis letourneuxi) have invaded wetlands in a hydrologically altered agricultural landscape at Archbold Biological Station in peninsular Florida. It has been suggested that H. letourneuxi may have a negative predatory effect on larval anurans and that it can attack tadpoles larger than their gape size (unlike native centrarchids). Webb AC, 2007. 124 pp. Bailey (1994) suggested that reproductive activity occurred early in the flood season in native populations of H. letourneuxi in Africa. CABI is a registered EU trademark. • Trapped until Jewelfish were detected or until the pond accrued 5 trap-nights per 1000 m2 • Determined catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) of fish, larval anurans, and macroinvertebrates Gut contents analysis • Dissected 864 Jewelfish (81% were adults ≥ 4.7 cm) and Human-assisted dispersal of alien freshwater fish in Australia. Currently, there are 11 species recognised in the genus Hemichromis (Froese and Pauly, 2016). Status of non-native freshwater fishes in tropical northern Queensland, including establishment success, rates of spread, range and introduction pathways. (2006), Schofield et al. Southern Book Publishers (Pty) Ltd., 388 pp. As an introduced species in Florida, USA, H. letourneuxi may be discriminated from the dozen or so other introduced cichlids by the black blotch on the mid-flank above the lateral line (Page and Burr, 1991). Spawning occurs in a similar fashion to many other cichlids, with the female laying a line of eggs before the male fertilises them. Nonetheless, as the status of H. letourneuxi in the Philippines is unclear, the Froese and Pauly (2016) reference is considered unreliable. Southwestern Naturalist, 51:553-555. In the Florida region, H.letourneuxi may be distinguished from the marine Clown wrasse (Halichoeres maculipinna) by the dark spot on the dorsal fin of the latter species (Schofield et al., 2009b). (2006) observed that the native Lepomis marginatus would not reproduce in close proximity to H. letourneuxi in controlled mesocosm trials (Loftus et al., 2006). Species of Hemichromis are difficult to discern, in part due to wide variation in colouration within species as well as small meristic and morphological differences between species. Potential ecological impacts upon endemic fish fauna may include resource competition and predation and predation of aquatic invertebrate communities as a whole. O’Connor and Rothermel (2013) also concluded that their diet consisted primarily of fish and macroinvertebrates. The eggs hatch in approximately 72 hours and the brood is moved into a shallow depression in the substrate near the spawning site. Journal of Fish Biology, 74(6):1245-1258. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/loi/jfb, Schofield PJ; Loftus WF; Kobza RM; Cook MI; Slone DH, 2010. Charlotte Harbor Estuary, Florida (Idelberger et al., 2011), it does exhibit a preference for low salinities or freshwater (Rehage et al., 2015). Please consider upgrading your browser to the latest version or installing a new browser. > 10°C, Cold average temp. http://www.seriouslyfish.com/. http://nas.er.usgs.gov/. Jewel cichlid's are native to Africa, there are 11 recognized species of African Jewel Fish. Percent of non-native fishes were highest at the eastern boundary of Everglades National Park and declined westward. NOAA Technical Memorandum, 92. Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, Special Issue:87-96. PLoS ONE 9(7):e103767. Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida. Regular wet-season flooding (includingoccasional hurricanes) likely assisted in the expansion of H. letourneuxi westward through the Rocky Glades in the Everglades National Park in 2005 (Loftus et al., 2006). Alewife: Alosa pseudoharengus: Alligator gar: Atractosteus spatula: Largest exclusively freshwater fish found in North America, measuring 8 to 10 feet. 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