Largemouth Bass - among 100 "world’s worst" invaders

Authors: Invasive Species Specialist Group of the International Union for Conservation of Nature

Driven by the demands of anglers, the large mouth bass has been artificially spread around the world. This has caused extreme harm to local fish and other wildlife, unable to suddenly cope with another species.

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"This species has been nominated as among 100 of the "World’s Worst" invaders."

"This species has been an important sport fish for many years and as such has been stocked widely in areas where it is non-indigenous."

"Widely introduced throughout the world due to its appeal as a sport fish."

"Have affected populations of small native fish through predation, sometimes resulting in the their decline or extinction. Its diet includes fish, crayfish, amphibians and insects."

"Studies have shown that largemouth bass are capable of displacing native species, even predatory species such as northern pike."
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