Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID165634
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateHI
CountyKauai
Localityisland of Molokai
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameMolokai
HUC8 Number20050000
HUC10 Number2005000004
Map
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Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:17048
Author:Mugridge, R.E.R., H.G. Stallybrass, and A. Hollman
Date:1982
Title:Neoergasilus japonicus (Crustacea Ergasilidae). A parasitic copepod new to Britain.
Journal:Journal of Zoology
Volume:197
Pages:551-557
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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