Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 47(3): 317-320, doi: 10.3750/AIEP/02187
The first record of non-native largemouth black bass, Micropterus salmoides (Actinopterygii: Perciformes: Centrarchidae), in Bosnia and Herzegovina
expand article infoP. Tutman, A. Hamzić, A. Džano, J. Dulčić
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This paper describes the first record of the largemouth black bass, Micropterus salmoides (Lacepède, 1802)—a non-native fish species—in the freshwaters of Bosnia and Herzegovina. A single specimen was captured in the Sava River near the small town of Kaoci (northern Bosnia and Herzegovina) in December 2014. The origin of this introduction is not known, but most probably it was a dispersal from neighbouring freshwater habitats from other parts of the Sava River basin in Croatia and the Danube River in Serbia.
fish introduction, exotic species, competition, Sava River basin, Balkan Peninsula