NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID31391
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
Localitysouth Patrick Airforce Base, junction of 9-mile canal (Grand) and Banana River, SE of Pineda Causeway (SR 404)
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number3080202
Map
Collection Day9
Collection Month7
Collection Year1980
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:462
Author:Dial, R.S., and S.C. Wainright.
Date:1983
Title:New distributional records for non-native fishes in Florida.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:46
Issue:1
Pages:8-15
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
CommentsCommon sympatric species were Floridichthys carpio, Fundulus grandis, Menidia beryllina, and Poecilia latipinna. Mullet fishermen report taking large numbers in seagrass beds near mouths of canals on the Banana River and in Sykes Creek.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 91842
VerifierDial, Wainright
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected2
Size51-62.5 mm SL
No Preserved2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/24/2014].

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