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Exotic fish, the guppy Poecilia reticulata (Peters, 1859) (Poecilidae) found in thermally polluted canal in Central Poland

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This work describes the case of an introduction of the guppy Poecilia reticulata in a thermally polluted canal of the Żerań CHP plant in Warsaw. Captured individuals were identified and described. The find is discussed along with available scientific literature describing introductions of alien species of aquarium origin in Polish and European waters.
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  • Department of Genetics and Animal Breeding, Faculty of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, ul. Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland
  • Faculty of Animal Sciences, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, ul. Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland
  • Laboratory of Marine Organisms Reproduction, Faculty of Food Sciences and Fisheries, West Pomeranian University of Technology, ul. Kazimierza Królewicza 4, 70-001 Szczecin, Poland
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