Lates niloticus (ITIS)
Africa (NAS Database)
August 1975 (Rutledge and Lyons 1976)
Intentionally introduced to Texas for sport fishing (Rutledge and Lyons 1976)
DOI. FWS. Fish and Aquatic Conservation.
Injurious wildlife are wild mammals, wild birds, amphibians, reptiles, fishes, crustaceans, mollusks and their offspring or eggs that are injurious to the interests of human beings, agriculture, horticulture, forestry, wildlife or wildlife resources of the U.S. Plants and organisms other than those stated above cannot be listed as injurious wildlife.
See also: Injurious Wildlife: A Summary of the Injurious Provisions of the Lacey Act (Dec 2017; PDF | 401 KB)
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DOI. Fish and Wildlife Service.
See also: Ecological Risk Screening Summaries for more species summaries
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Lates niloticus. [Accessed Mar 3, 2015].
Kaufman, L. 1992. Catastrophic change in species-rich freshwater ecosystems: the lessons of Lake Victoria. Bioscience 42:846-858.
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Nile Perch. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Sep 16, 2014].
Rutledge, W.P. and B.W. Lyons. 1976. Texas peacock bass and Nile perch: status report (PDF | 396 KB). In: Proceedings of the Thirtieth Annual Conference Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (pp.18-23). Jackson, Miss.: Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.