Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID166595
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateAL
CountyCrenshaw
LocalityCrenshaw County Public Lake, near Luverne
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NamePatsaliga
HUC8 Number03140302
HUC10 NameUpper Patsaliga Creek
HUC10 Number0314030204
HUC12 NameBeaver Branch
HUC12 Number031403020404
Map
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Collection Day13
Collection Month4
Collection Year1971
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol | stocked for sport
Statusfailed
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1170
Author:Habel, M.L.
Date:1975
Title:Overwintering of the cichlid, Tilapia aurea, produces fourteen tons of harvestable size fish in a south Alabama bass-bluegill public fishing lake.
Journal:Progressive Fish-Culturist
Volume:37
Issue:1
Pages:31-32
CommentsTilapia stocked annually from 1962-1973. All fish died during the winter of 1972-73.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Stocked26,500
Size2-5 inches


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/30/2020].

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