NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID31545
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalityDeerfield Groves County pond on Mullet Creek Rd., Melbourne Beach W 5.5 miles N of Sebastian Inlet on Rt. A1A
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number3080202
Map
Collection Day12
Collection Month8
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18857
Date:2009
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.
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
Commentsvegetation along shoreline. Canals along road were being flooded with river water and depth was up ~0.3-0.7 m.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 91819
VerifierDawn Jennings
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected5
Year Classadult
Size124.5-174 mm SL
No Preserved5


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/1/2014].

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