Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)

Impact ID3251
Impact TypeCompetition
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionIntroduction of tilapia (Nile, Blue, and Mozambique tilapia) in Lake Nicaragua was associated with declines in native cichlid (Cichlasoma nicaraguense, C. longimanus, C. citrinellum, C. rostratum, C. citrinellum/labiatum) populations, and reductions in harvest of these species by local fishermen.
Great Lakes RegionNo

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