NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID31258
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
LocalityE. Prospect Ave. canal (0.3 mi S on E. Prospect off US 1)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number3090202
Collection Day1
Collection Month2
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18857
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:24485
Author:Florida Museum of Natural History.
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
CommentsCollected green swordtail, mollies, ganbusia on E. side of road. On W. side collected 60-70 snook fingerlings, 1 blackchin tilapia, mollies and gambusia.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 86324
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
No Preserved2

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2015]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/25/2015].

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