Figure 8 found in florida?

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Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by Terrance » Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:42 am

There is a hobbyist in florida that says he finds F8 frequently when looking for fishing bait at a beach in florida. Has anyone elae heard of F8 in U.S. waters? I thought these fish are found in asia.
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Re: Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sat Nov 30, 2013 10:20 am

Ive never heard of them here! But it wouldnt supprise me , we get alot of species here that shouldnt be here . We have anacondas and piranas show up once in awhile in ponds . Pythons , snakeheads and lionfish are now invasive species here .
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Re: Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by Terrance » Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Chuck if decide to drop by Jupiter inlet beach FL, then that's where F8 are said to be found. You're not too far away.
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Re: Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by chuckfriedrice » Sat Nov 30, 2013 7:20 pm

Terrance wrote:Chuck if decide to drop by Jupiter inlet beach FL, then that's where F8 are said to be found. You're not too far away.
Heck thats like 15-30 mins depending how these damn snowbirds are driving, LMAO!!!
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Re: Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by RTR » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:08 am

The Gulf Stream carries exotic tropical marines up to New Jersey and the south coast of Long Island every year. That has been going on since I was a kid. The question is, have they establish a breeding population? My state (Maryland) now spends several million every year trying to control snakeheads and keep them out of prime bass fishing areas. Hobbyists can be real jerks, but the snakeheads are not from hobbyists, they were from new immigrants who saw no problem with dumping excess food fish into a local pond which overflowed into a Potomac River tributary.

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Re: Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by Corvus » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:13 am

Well, T. nigroviridis was found a few years ago in Lousiana, e.g. http://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactShee ... iesID=2549 and if I remember right in Florida (can't find the link, though) and there's a number of other tropical pets, which have established populations in the Florida climate.

So, it's possible. However, he could also have made it up (I guess there are no pictures) or falsely identified one of the Florida puffer species as F8.
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Re: Figure 8 found in florida?

Post by sgtmyers88 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 1:44 am

Oh wow! O_O
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