The Nonindigenous Occurrences section of the NAS species profiles has a new structure. The section is now dynamically updated from the NAS database to ensure that it contains the most current and accurate information. Occurrences are summarized in Table 1, alphabetically by state, with years of earliest and most recent observations, and the tally and names of drainages where the species was observed. The table contains hyperlinks to collections tables of specimens based on the states, years, and drainages selected. References to specimens that were not obtained through sighting reports and personal communications are found through the hyperlink in the Table 1 caption or through the individual specimens linked in the collections tables.

Oreochromis sp.
Oreochromis sp.

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Oreochromis sp.

Common name: tilapia

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Native Range:
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps

Nonindigenous Occurrences:

Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Oreochromis sp. are found here.

StateFirst ObservedLast ObservedTotal HUCs with observations†HUCs with observations†
AZ200420234Agua Fria; Lower Gila-Painted Rock Reservoir; Lower Salt; Middle Gila
CA200720238Coyote; Los Angeles; Salton Sea; San Diego; San Felipe Creek; San Francisco Bay; San Joaquin Delta; Santa Ana
FL2005202425Alafia; Big Cypress Swamp; Caloosahatchee; Cape Canaveral; Charlotte Harbor; Crystal-Pithlachascotee; Daytona-St. Augustine; Everglades; Florida Bay-Florida Keys; Florida Southeast Coast; Hillsborough; Kissimmee; Lake Okeechobee; Little Manatee; Lower St. Johns; Manatee; Myakka; Oklawaha; Peace; Sarasota Bay; Tampa Bay; Upper St. Johns; Vero Beach; Western Okeechobee Inflow; Withlacoochee
GA201920232Little; Spring
HI201320224Hawaii; Kauai; Maui; Oahu
LA200920101East Central Louisiana Coastal
MI202220221Upper Grand
MN201120111Twin Cities
PA201620161Middle Delaware-Musconetcong
PR202120231Eastern Puerto Rico
SC199720234Broad-St. Helena; Cooper; Seneca; South Carolina Coastal
TX2006202430Aransas Bay; Austin-Oyster; Austin-Travis Lakes; Big Bend; Buffalo-San Jacinto; Cowhouse; Elm Fork Trinity; Elm-Sycamore; International Falcon Reservoir; Los Olmos; Lower Angelina; Lower Brazos; Lower Brazos-Little Brazos; Lower Colorado-Cummins; Lower Nueces; Lower Rio Grande; Middle Guadalupe; North Corpus Christi Bay; Nueces Headwaters; Richland; San Ambrosia-Santa Isabel; San Fernando; San Marcos; South Corpus Christi Bay; South Laguna Madre; Spring; Upper Guadalupe; Upper Nueces; Upper San Antonio; West Galveston Bay
VA201620192Appomattox; Middle Potomac-Anacostia-Occoquan

Table last updated 6/22/2024

† Populations may not be currently present.

Other Resources:

Revision Date: 6/12/2019

Citation Information:
U.S. Geological Survey, 2024, Oreochromis sp.: U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=2788, Revision Date: 6/12/2019, Access Date: 6/23/2024

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