Details of this species in Tierra del Fuego (Argentina)
Source: Anderson and Maley, 2004
Arrival Date: 1940s
Species Notes for this Location:
Mustela vison (American mink) were raised in farms located in Río Grande city on Tierra del Fuego, and some reportedly escaped into the wild in the 1960s. In 1998, they were reported as present although not common in the central and northern parts of Chilean Tierra del Fuego (Venegas and Sielfeld, 1998; in Jaksic et al. 2002). In 2001 it was reported that a mink from Tierra del Fuego had swum across the Beagle Channel to Navarino Island (Martinez, 2001; in Jaksic et al. 2002).
Management Notes for this Location:
Competition: Mustela vison competes with otters in Tierra del Fuego.
Interaction with other invasive species
Last Modified: 13/03/2006 12:34:07 p.m.