Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID165632
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateHI
CountyHawaii
LocalityIsland of Hawaii
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameHawaii
HUC8 Number20010000
HUC10 Number2001000004
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:14969
Author:Mundy, B.C.
Date:2005
Title:Checklist of the fishes of the Hawaiian Archipelago. Bishop Museum Bulletin in Zoology 6
Publisher:Bishop Museum Press
Pages:704 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:14973
Author:Yamamoto, M.N., and A.W. Tagawa.
Date:2000
Title:Hawaii's Native and Exotic Freshwater Animals.
Publisher:Mutual Publishing Company.
Pages:200 pp
CommentsIntroduced to the Hawaiian Islands from Singapore in 1951 and 1952. Established and abundant in reservoirs, lakes, ponds, streams, and littoral waters with freshwater influence on Hawaii Island, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai. Displaced in saline habitats by the more recently introduced Sarotherodon melanotheron. Red or orange varieties of O. mossambicus hybrids from aquaculture are marketed as Hawaiian sunfish or Hawaiian perch.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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