Check List 13(4): 245-250, doi: 10.15560/13.4.245
Heterotilapia buttikoferi (Hubrecht, 1881) (Perciformes: Cichlidae), an introduced exotic fish in the upper Paraná river basin
expand article infoWagner Martins Santana Sampaio, Frederico Belei, Patrícia Giongo§, Jorge Abdala Dergam, Mário Luis Orsi§
‡ Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Viçosa, Brazil§ Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, Brazil
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Aquatic biodiversity loss can be attributed in part by the presence of invasive species that increase the risk of extinction of native species through competition, predation, transmission of parasites and disease, hybridization and introgression. This study reports the first record of Heterotilapia buttikoferi in the upper Paraná River basin, Brazil. Additionally, the effects of establishment of this invasive species and the lack of an effective political and environmental management in Brazil that hinder exotic species’ eradication are herein discussed.
Alien fish; invasive species; Pseudocrenilabrinae; Tilapiini