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First record of the white catfish Ameiurus catus in Great Britain

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The North American catfish Ameiurus catus is recorded for the first time in Great Britain. An albino variety of 620 mm fork length and 4550 g was believed to have been an ornamental fish that was introduced subsequently into the wild.

Keywords: Ictaluridae; introduction; ornamental

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: National Fisheries Laboratory, Environment Agency, Bromholme Lane, Brampton, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 4NE, U.K.

Publication date: October 1, 2006

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