Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID3253
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.
Reference33906
Great Lakes RegionNo
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