Peacock bass is a predatory freshwater fish native to the Amazon and Orinoco basins, as well as rivers of the Guianas, in tropical South America. But when introduced in regions outside their native range, including Asia, they may become invasive and damage the ecosystem because they feed extensively on the smaller native fish. Photo: Shutterstock

Set Nemo free in the ocean? Think twice: invasive fish species harm local ecosystems

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Peacock bass is a predatory freshwater fish native to the Amazon and Orinoco basins, as well as rivers of the Guianas, in tropical South America. But when introduced in regions outside their native range, including Asia, they may become invasive and damage the ecosystem because they feed extensively on the smaller native fish. Photo: Shutterstock
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