RE: NANFA-L-- Suckermouth Catfish & Manatees

Hoover, Jan J ERDC-EL-MS (
Tue, 3 Jan 2006 12:39:25 -0600

For those interested in the impacts of exotic fishes:

Suckermouth catfishes now appear to be degrading habitat of the endangered
manatee (via shoreline burrows and fecal production) and directly harassing
the "gentle giants."

This is the first circumstance with which I am familiar of an exotic fish
potentially impacting marine mammals.

- Jan
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