Cultured worldwide, it has been introduced in more than Cultured worldwide, it has been introduced in more than 32 countries including Italy, Brazil, China, Japan and Russia for aquaculture and recreational fisheries. It has been introduced for aquaculture and recreational fisheries to over 32 countries, and widely throughout the USA, and has established itself in most waters to which it has been introduced. Its omnivorous, piscivorous and opportunistic feeding habit, high fecundity and tolerance to a range of extreme environmental conditions contribute to its success in establishing itself wherever it is introduced Tucker and Hargreaves, Introduced channel catfish can exert a major negative effect on populations of native and endangered species, and commercial fisheries, through competition for food, habitat or through predation. A study by Olden and Poff describes the channel catfish as one of the fastest expanding invaders in the Lower Colorado River Basin, with Hawkins and Nesler identifying it as one of the most invasive in terms of its negative impacts on native fish communities some years earlier.
Ictalurus punctatus (channel catfish)
Red triangles indicate occurrences from through The distribution in Kentucky has expanded in recent years. As of , both bighead and silver carp occur commonly in the Mississippi River and the Ohio River up into the Meldahl pool. Bighead carp have been reported all of the way up into the Greenup pool. In addition to the main rivers, these species have also been found in most of their tributaries.
Fishery, biology, aquaculture and conservation of the threatened Asian Sun catfish
Owodeinde , K. Fakoya and M. Abstract Fish seed of the right quality and quantity remain a major challenge facing aquaculture in Nigeria.
Hypostomus spp. Because of their rapid maturation, high densities and longevity, Hypostomus spp. In addition to ecological impacts, the socioeconomic consequences of introduced populations of Hypostomus spp.