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Gambusia fish

Gambusia fish mind map
Context
Unintended consequences of mosquitofish introduction
Gambusia affinis
Gambusia holbrooki
Source: TH
Initial introduction
1960s as biological control
To combat mosquito-borne diseases
Impact
Proliferation beyond intended habitats
Ecological and environmental problems
Mosquitofish origin
Originally from U.S.
Introduced in India
Prey on mosquito larvae
Adaptability and tolerance
Widespread distribution
Displacing native fauna
World Health Organization stance
Withdrawal of recommendation
For Gambusia in 1982
Designation as invasive alien species
By National Biodiversity Authority, India
Year: 2018
Continued release for mosquito control
By government and NGOs

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