NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID160980
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyHillsborough
LocalityHillsborough Bay between Mangrove Point and the Alafia River
HUC8 NameTampa Bay
HUC8 Number3100206
Map
Collection Year1959
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:582
Author:Springer, V.G., and J.H. Finucane.
Date:1963
Title:The African cichlid, Tilapia heudeloti Dumeril, in the commercial catch of Florida.
Journal:Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
Volume:92
Pages:317-318
Reference 2
Ref. Number:18857
Date:2009
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Reference 3
Ref. Number:24485
Author:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Date:2012
Title:Specimen records of blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the UF collection. Provided by Rob Robins on 22 March 2012.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History
CommentsCaught in late summer.
Record TypeLiterature
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 146270
Fresh Marine IntroBrackish
Number Collected1
Size204 mm
No Preserved1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/30/2014].

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