Ameiurus melas was reported from 22 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 21 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 1 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 0 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: North America: Great Lakes to northern Mexico. Confusion over the taxonomic status of this species together with Ameiurus nebulosus resulted in more doubts as to which of the two is present in some countries. In Europe it forms dense stunted populations which makes it unpopular. Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction (Ref. 1739). In Europe, self-sustaining populations recorded from Ebro and Tagus drainages (Iberian Peninsula), most drainages of France, locally in Italy, the Netherlands and Germany; distribution coud be wider (Ref. 59043)
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Table 1: Present in 21 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB introduced 13686
Europe Austria AUT introduced 87703
Europe Belgium BEL introduced 1739
North America Canada CAN native 1998
South America Chile CHL introduced 1739
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Europe Germany DEU introduced 1739
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Europe Italy ITA introduced 27118
North America Mexico MEX native 5723
Europe Netherlands NLD introduced 1739
Europe Norway NOR introduced 74657
Europe Poland POL introduced 1739
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 57049
Europe Romania ROU introduced 119048
Europe Russia RUS introduced 1739
Europe Serbia SRB introduced 1739
Europe Spain ESP introduced 1739
Europe Switzerland CHE introduced 13686
Europe UK GBR introduced 5204
North America USA USA native 38738

Table 2: Possible in 1 country/island (stray, questionable)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Ireland IRL questionable 1739

Table 4: Reported from 22 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Europe Albania ALB introduced 13686
Europe Austria AUT introduced 87703
Europe Belgium BEL introduced 1739
North America Canada CAN native 1998
South America Chile CHL introduced 1739
Europe France FRA introduced 40476
Europe Germany DEU introduced 1739
Europe Hungary HUN introduced 1739
Europe Ireland IRL questionable 1739
Europe Italy ITA introduced 27118
North America Mexico MEX native 5723
Europe Netherlands NLD introduced 1739
Europe Norway NOR introduced 74657
Europe Poland POL introduced 1739
Europe Portugal PRT introduced 57049
Europe Romania ROU introduced 119048
Europe Russia RUS introduced 1739
Europe Serbia SRB introduced 1739
Europe Spain ESP introduced 1739
Europe Switzerland CHE introduced 13686
Europe UK GBR introduced 5204
North America USA USA native 38738
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