Specimen Information

Oreochromis niloticus
Oreochromis niloticus
(Nile Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID1457468
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesniloticus
Common NameNile Tilapia
StateAL
CountyBaldwin
LocalityMagnolia River, between Weeks Bay and Magnolia Springs
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMobile Bay
HUC8 Number03160205
HUC10 NameFish River-Frontal Mobile Bay
HUC10 Number0316020502
HUC12 NameMagnolia River
HUC12 Number031602050203
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month7
Collection Year2014
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29260
Author:Godwin, J.C., D.A. Steen, D. Werneke, and J.W. Armbruster.
Date:2016
Title:Two Significant Records of Exotic Tropical Freshwater Fishes in Southern Alabama
Journal:Southeastern Naturalist
Volume:15
Issue:4
Pages:N57-N60
Commentsbrooding eggs in mouth; exhibited bright pink breeding coloration on throat and abdomen; present since 2007
Record TypeLiterature
Museum Cat NumberAUM 63560
VerifierD. Werneke
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size255 mm; 610.0 g
Number of Breeding Females1


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/18/2021].

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