Life history and parasites of the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) along a latitudinal gradient

  title={Life history and parasites of the invasive mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) along a latitudinal gradient},
  author={Llu{\'i}s Benejam and Carles Alcaraz and Pierre Sasal and Gael Simon-Levert and Emili Garc{\'i}a-Berthou},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
The eastern mosquitofish (Gambusia holbrooki) is among the most invasive fish worldwide and yet, while very abundant in most Mediterranean countries, it is unable to tolerate the colder winters of northern and central Europe. Understanding the effects of latitude on its life-history traits is essential to predict the potential for its invasion of central Europe in current scenarios of climate change. We studied the variation of life-history traits and parasite load in the eastern mosquitofish… CONTINUE READING
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