Specimen Information

Oreochromis niloticus
Oreochromis niloticus
(Nile Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID238819
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesniloticus
Common NameNile Tilapia
StateAL
CountyBaldwin
LocalityFish River, 1.5 miles North of Hwy 98 Fish River Bridge
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMobile Bay
HUC8 Number03160205
HUC10 NameFish River-Frontal Mobile Bay
HUC10 Number0316020502
HUC12 NameLower Fish River
HUC12 Number031602050204
Map
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Collection Day31
Collection Month7
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusunknown
CommentsCaught by a fisherman gigging for Flounder. He saw at least 2 other fish of similar size in the same area. Photo included.
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recorddrainage
VerifierMark Peterson
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size~47.3 cm (total length)
Photo



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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/21/2021].

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