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

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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.

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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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Lenhardt, M., Markovic, G., Hegedis, A. et al. Non-native and translocated fish species in Serbia and their impact on the native ichthyofauna. Rev Fish Biol Fisheries 21, 407–421 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-010-9180-8

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  • Allochthonous fish
  • Ecological risk
  • Economic benefit
  • Inland waters