Arthington, A.H., Mckay, R.J., and Milton, D. 1981. Ecology and interactions of exotic and endemic freshwater fishes in south eatern Queensland streams. Report Number. 1. Australian National parks and Wildlife Service, Canberra.
Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS)., 2008. Decision support tools-Identifying potentially invasive non-native marine and freshwater species: fish, invertebrates, amphibians.Summary:
The electronic tool kits made available on the Cefas page for free download are Crown Copyright (2007-2008). As such, these are freeware and may be freely distributed provided this notice is retained. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made and users should satisfy themselves as to the applicability of the results in any given circumstance. Toolkits available include 1) FISK- Freshwater Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit (English and Spanish language version); 2) MFISK- Marine Fish Invasiveness Scoring Kit; 3) MI-ISK- Marine invertebrate Invasiveness Scoring Kit; 4) FI-ISK- Freshwater Invertebrate Invasiveness Scoring Kit and AmphISK- Amphibian Invasiveness Scoring Kit. These tool kits were developed by Cefas, with new VisualBasic and computational programming by Lorenzo Vilizzi, David Cooper, Andy South and Gordon H. Copp, based on VisualBasic code in the original Weed Risk Assessment (WRA) tool kit of P.C. Pheloung, P.A. Williams & S.R. Halloy (1999).
The decision support tools are available from: http://cefas.defra.gov.uk/our-science/ecosystems-and-biodiversity/non-native-species/decision-support-tools.aspx [Accessed 13 October 2011] The guidance document
is available from http://www.cefas.co.uk/media/118009/fisk_guide_v2.pdf [Accessed 13 January 2009].
IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4.Summary:
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species provides taxonomic, conservation status and distribution information on taxa that have been globally evaluated using the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria. This system is designed to determine the relative risk of extinction, and the main purpose of the IUCN Red List is to catalogue and highlight those taxa that are facing a higher risk of global extinction (i.e. those listed as Critically Endangered, Endangered and Vulnerable). The IUCN Red List also includes information on taxa that are categorized as Extinct or Extinct in the Wild; on taxa that cannot be evaluated because of insufficient information (i.e. are Data Deficient); and on taxa that are either close to meeting the threatened thresholds or that would be threatened were it not for an ongoing taxon-specific conservation programme (i.e. are Near Threatened).
Available from: http://www.iucnredlist.org/ [Accessed 25 May 2011]
IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.Summary:
This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
Krumholz, L.A. 1948. Reproduction in the western mosquitofish, Gambusia affinis, and its use in mosquito control. Ecological Monographs, 18(1): 1-43.
McKay, R.J. 1984. Introductions of exotic fishes in Australia. In: W.R. Courtenay, J.R. Stauffer (eds), Distribution, Biology and Management of Exotic Fishes, John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
McKay, S.; Clunie, P.; Gillespie, G.; Raadik, T.; Saddlier, S.; O Brien, T.; Ryan, T.; and Aland, G. 2001. Predation by Gambusia holbrooki: a review of the literature. New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Summary: A literature review that looks at both the effects of G. holbrooki on a range of different organisms and control options available. This document formed the background information for NSW NPWS (2003).
Mendoza, R.E.; Cudmore, B.; Orr, R.; Balderas, S.C.; Courtenay, W.R.; Osorio, P.K.; Mandrak, N.; Torres, P.A.; Damian, M.A.; Gallardo, C.E.; Sanguines, A.G.; Greene, G.; Lee, D.; Orbe-Mendoza, A.; Martinez, C.R.; and Arana, O.S. 2009. Trinational Risk Assessment Guidelines for Aquatic Alien Invasive Species. Commission for Environmental Cooperation. 393, rue St-Jacques Ouest, Bureau 200, Montr�al (Qu�bec), Canada. ISBN 978-2-923358-48-1.Summary:
In 1993, Canada, Mexico and the United States signed the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation (NAAEC) as a side agreement to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The NAAEC established the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) to help the Parties ensure that improved economic efficiency occurred simultaneously with trinational environmental cooperation. The NAAEC highlighted biodiversity as a key area for trinational cooperation. In 2001, the CEC adopted a resolution (Council Resolution 01-03), which created the Biodiversity Conservation Working Group (BCWG), a working group of high-level policy makers from Canada, Mexico and the United States. In 2003, the BCWG produced the �Strategic Plan for North American Cooperation in the Conservation of Biodiversity.� This strategy identified responding to threats, such as invasive species, as a priority action area. In 2004, the BCWG, recognizing the importance of prevention in addressing invasive species, agreed to work together to develop the draft CEC Risk Assessment Guidelines for Aquatic Alien Invasive Species (hereafter referred to as the Guidelines). These Guidelines will serve as a tool to North American resource managers who are evaluating whether or not to introduce a non-native species into a new ecosystem. Through this collaborative process, the BCWG has begun to implement its strategy as well as address an important trade and environment issue. With increased trade comes an increase in the potential for economic growth as well as biological invasion, by working to minimize the potential adverse impacts from trade, the CEC Parties are working to maximize the gains from trade while minimizing the environmental costs.
Available from: English version: http://www.cec.org/Storage/62/5516_07-64-CEC%20invasives%20risk%20guidelines-full-report_en.pdf [Accessed 15 June 2010]
French version: http://www.cec.org/Storage/62/5517_07-64-CEC%20invasives%20risk%20guidelines-full-report_fr.pdf [Accessed 15 June 2010]
Spanish version: http://www.cec.org/Storage/62/5518_07-64-CEC%20invasives%20risk%20guidelines-full-report_es.pdf [Accessed 15 June 2010].
Merrick, J. R. and Schmida, G. E. 1984. Australian freshwater fishes: Biology and Management. Griffen Press Limited, Adelaide.
Willis, K. and Ling, N. 2000. Sensitivites of mosquitofish and black mudfish to a piscicide: could rotenone be used to control mosquitofish in New Zealand waters? New Zealand Journal of Zoology 27: 85-91.
Summary: Has information on the possible use of the poison rotenone to control mosquitofish.
Anstis, M. 2002. Tadpoles of South-eastern Australia: a guide with keys. New Holland Publishers, Sydney.
Arthington, A.H. and Marshall, C.J. 1999. Diet of the exotic mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in an Australian lake and potential for competition with indigenous fish species. Asian Fisheries Science 12: 1-16.
Arthington, A.H., Hamlet, S., and Bluhdorn, D.R. 1990. The role of habitat disturbance in the establishment of introduced warm-water fishes in Australia., pp. 61-66. In: D.A. Pollard (ed.), Introduced and translocated fishes and their ecological effect. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
Bence, J.R. and Murdoch, W.W. 1986. Prey selection by the mosquitofish: relation to optimal diet theory. Ecology 67(2): 324-336.
Cadwallader, P.L. and Backhouse, G.N. 1983. A guide to the freshwater fish of Victoria. Ministry for Conservation, Melbourne.
FishBase, 2005. Species profile Gambusia holbrooki Eastern mosquitofishSummary:
FishBase is a global information system with all you ever wanted to know about fishes . FishBase on the web contains practically all fish species known to science. FishBase was developed at the WorldFish Center in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and many other partners, and with support from the European Commission (EC). Since 2001 FishBase is supported by a consortium of seven research institutions. You can search on Search FishBase
This species profile is available from: http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?ID=4521&genusname=Gambusia&speciesname=holbrooki [Accessed 21 March, 2005]
Galat, D.L. and Robertson, B. 1992. Response of endangered Poeciliopsis occidentalis sonoriensis in the Rio Yaqui drainage, Arizona, to introduced Gambusia affinis. Environmental Biology of Fishes 33: 249-264.
Gillespie, Graeme and Jean-Marc Hero, 1999. Potential Impacts of Introduced Fish and Fish Translocations on Australian Amphibians. In: Declines and Dissapearances of Australian Frogs. Alastair Campbell (editor). Biodiversity Group, Environment Australia, GPO Box 787, Canberra, ACT, 2601.
Girard, C. 1859. Ichthyological notices. Proceeedings of the Academy of Natural Science, Philadelphia 11: 56-68
Summary: This document first describes the species
Howe, E.H.I. 1995. Studies in the biology and reproductive characteristics of Pseudomugil signifer. PhD thesis, University of Technology, Sydney, NSW.
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2005. Online Database Gambusia holbrookiSummary:
An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: http://www.cbif.gc.ca/pls/itisca/taxastep?king=every&p_action=containing&taxa=Gambusia+holbrooki&p_format=&p_ifx=plglt&p_lang= [Accessed March 2005]
Ivantsoff, W. and Aarn. 1999. Detection of predation on Australian native fishes by Gambusia holbrooki. Marine and Freshwater Research 50: 467-8.
Keith, P. 2002. Freshwater fish and decapod crustacean populations on Reunion island, with an assessment of species introductions. bull. Fr. P�che Piscic,, 364, 97-107.
Summary: Cet article propose un bilan de la connaissance des esp�ces de poissons et des crustac�s d�capodes pr�sents dans les eaux douces de La R�union avec une synth�se des esp�ces introduites.
Knight, J.T. 1999. Density dependent interference competition between the Australian native fish Pseudomugil signifer (Kner, 1865) and the introduced Poeciliid Gambusia holbrooki (Girard, 1859). Southern Cross University, Integrated project prepared as partial fulfilment of the requirements of the B. App. Sc. (Fisheries and Aquaculture Management).
Lloyd, L. 1984. Exotic Fish: Useful Additions or Animal Weeds ? Journal of the Australian New Guinea Fishes Association, 1(3): 31-42.
Lloyd, L.N. 1990. Ecological interactions of Gambusia holbrooki with Australian native fishes, pp. 94-97. In: D.A. Pollard (ed.), Introduced and translocated fishes and their ecological effect. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
McDowall, R.M. 1996. Family Poeciliidae: Livebearers., p.247. In: R.M. McDowall (ed) Freshwater fishes of south-eastern Australia, Reed Books, Chatswood, NSW.
Meffe, G.K. 1984. Effects of abiotic disturbance on coexistence of predator-prey fish species. Ecology, 65: 1525-1534.
Pen, L.J. and Potter, I.C. 1991. Reproduction, growth and diet of <1>Gambusia holbrooki (Girard) in a temperate Australian river. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 1: 159-172.
Speczi�r, A. 2004. Life history pattern and feeding ecology of the introduced eastern mosquitofish, Gambusia holbrooki, in a thermal spa under temperate climate, of Lake H�v�z, Hungary.
Summary: A study of G. holbrooki population dynamics in an extreme environment.