NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID32100
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalitySouth Patrick, E-W canal crossing County Road 3-B 50m N of St. George Street
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number3080202
Map
Collection Day21
Collection Month2
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.
CommentsOligohaline canal. Juveniles closely assoc. w/ marginal vegetation, while large schools of adults and subadults were feeding over shallow sand bars. Sympatric species: Gambusia affinis, Heterandria formosa, and Poecilia latipinna. Original collection number FAU 80-2
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUF 91821
VerifierDial, Wainright
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected7
Size1.56 kg; 41-182 mm
No Preserved7


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/22/2014].

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