Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)

Impact ID3215
Impact TypeRecreation
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionAlmost fourteen tons of Blue Tilapia were harvested from an Alabama lake (527 pounds/acre), caught on both hook and line and by dip nets. These Tilapia controlled Lyngbya sp. Filamentous blue-green algae and did not appear to impact sportfish (Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Redear Sunfish, Black Crappie, and Channel Catfish) populations.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/22/2024].

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