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NFC: An introduced fish....
Though, fortunately, not introduced into the US, the Nile Perch has become
a universal problem across most of eastern africa. Its size suddenly came
into perspective today, when (For a Bio project on exotic species
introduction) I borrowed a Lates niloculatus vertebra. This guy wasn't
even fully grown. Theres four of them, still connected. They measure
approximately 14 cm in length by 4 cm in width by 3.5 cm high, not
including the spines, 17 cm high including them.
Some statistics I got on the N.P....
Maximum Recorded length of over 2 metres, not including the tail (SL)
Maximum Recorded mass: Half a ton.
And we worry about Oscards and Cichla? :)
J. L. Wiegert
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