NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Tilapia mariae
(Spotted Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID27755
GroupFishes
GenusTilapia
Speciesmariae
Common NameSpotted Tilapia
StateAZ
Localitysouthern AZ
HUC8 NameLower Colorado
Map
Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:275
Author:Lee, D.S., C.R. Gilbert, C.H. Hocutt, R.E. Jenkins, D.E. McAllister, and J.R. Stauffer, Jr.
Date:1980
Title:Atlas of North American Freshwater Fishes.
Publisher:North Carolina State Museum of Natural History
Issue:12
Pages:854 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:172
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., and D.A. Hensley.
Date:1979
Title:Range expansion in southern Florida of the introduced spotted tilapia, with comments on its environmental impress.
Journal:Environmental Conservation
Volume:6
Issue:1
Pages:149-151
Commentspossibly experimentally introduced. Courtenay and Hensley say established.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/22/2014].

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