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First record of the black bullhead Ameiurus melas (Teleostei: Ictaluridae) in Poland

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The North American catfish, the black bullhead Ameiurus melas, is recorded for the first time in Poland. The origin of these fish is not clear, but their presence may be associated with unregulated introductions by anglers.

Keywords: Ictaluridae; Vistula River drainage; distribution; non-native species

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Ecology, University of Prešov, 17. novembra 1, 081 16 Prešov, Slovakia 2: Department of Ichthyobiology and Fisheries, University of Agriculture in Kraków, ul. Prof. T. Spiczakowa 6, 30-199 Kraków, Poland

Publication date: April 1, 2010

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