Monopterus albus (Zuiew, 1793) (ITIS)
Asian swamp eel (ASE), rice eel
Asia (Prok 2000)
Early 1900s (HI); Mid-1990s (Continental U.S.) (NAS Database; Prok 2000)
Imported as a food source and for the aquarium trade (Prok 2000)
Competes with native species (Prok 2000)
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State and Local Government
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Monopterus albus. [Accessed Mar 12, 2023].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Asian Swamp Eel. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Mar 12, 2023].
Prok, J. 2000. Asian swamp eel invasion increases in Southeast [PDF, 381 KB]. Aquatic Nuisance Species Digest 4(1):5.