NAS - Nonindigenous Aquatic Species

Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Exotic to United States

Specimen ID550432
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
CountyIndian River
LocalityDitch tributary of Indian River, about 0.3 mile E of Indian River Hospital in Vero Beach.
HUC8 NameVero Beach
HUC8 Number3080203
Collection Day19
Collection Month10
Collection Year1988
Year AccuracyActual
Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Reference 1
Ref. Number:26212
Title:Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Database.
Publisher:Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Reference 2
Ref. Number:25899
Author:Florida Museum of Natural History
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal,
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History
CommentsData from GBIF data index - original values.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection
Museum Cat NumberUF 91834
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2014]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/22/2014].

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