Lates niloticus (ITIS)
Africa (NAS Database)
August 1975 (Rutledge and Lyons 1976)
Intentionally introduced to Texas for sport fishing (Rutledge and Lyons 1976)
Was introduced to Lake Victoria (Africa) in 1954, where it destroyed 200 native species of fish through predation and competition for food (Kaufman 1992); no negative impact in Texas so far as the species is still controlled (NAS Database)
Not currently established
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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. 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.