Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)

Impact ID3201
Impact TypeHarvest
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationN/A
Impact DescriptionIn 1962, a seafood dealer in Tampa sold between 3,500 and 4,500 pounds of Sarotherodon melanotheron (as Tilapia heudeloti) at $0.25/pound, marketed as African Sunfish.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/24/2024].

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