Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries

, Volume 21, Issue 3, pp 407–421 | Cite as

Non-native and translocated fish species in Serbia and their impact on the native ichthyofauna

  • Mirjana LenhardtEmail author
  • Goran Markovic
  • Aleksandar Hegedis
  • Stevan Maletin
  • Miroslav Cirkovic
  • Zoran Markovic


A total of 22 fish species have been introduced into the inland waters of Serbia, either intentionally or accidentally. This paper provides a summary of data concerning time and reason of introduction, mode of expansion, degree of acclimatization, impact on native fish and estimated area of recent distribution. Four of the non-native fish species currently occupy more than 51% of Serbian territory while 5 of them occupy between 21–50% of territory. This paper reviews impacts of introduced freshwater fish in Serbia based on collected data.


Allochthonous fish Ecological risk Economic benefit Inland waters 



This study was financially supported by the Ministry of Science and Technological Development of Serbia (Project No. 20107 and Project No. 143045).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mirjana Lenhardt
    • 1
    Email author
  • Goran Markovic
    • 2
  • Aleksandar Hegedis
    • 3
  • Stevan Maletin
    • 4
  • Miroslav Cirkovic
    • 4
  • Zoran Markovic
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute for Biological ResearchBelgradeSerbia
  2. 2.Faculty of AgronomyCacakSerbia
  3. 3.Institute for Multidisciplinary ResearchBelgradeSerbia
  4. 4.Faculty of AgricultureNovi SadSerbia
  5. 5.Faculty of AgricultureBelgradeSerbia

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