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Mauritius: catfish threaten the ecosystem of rivers

Mauritius: catfish threaten the ecosystem of rivers
Catfish, native to Asia, introduced to the island, a few years ago, for consumption and to beautify aquariums, rivers have colonized Mauritius.
In genuine predatory carnivorous of freshwater the catfish, nowadays banned from import in Mauritius, as well decimating the surrounding wildlife and dangerously threaten the survival of other species living on the same territory.
Shrimp and other fish are favorite prey of the hunters daily outstanding which are perfectly adapted to their new aquatic habitat.
For Vikash Tatayah working in Mauritius for an association for the protection of fauna and flora "sound the alarm", "catfish is an invasive species that has an amazing ability to adapt and can disrupt the entire ecosystem of rivers ... Before bringing this kind of invasive species, it is important to know its behavior in nature. "

Fabrice François

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