Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID240790
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateNV
CountyClark
LocalityLake Mead [Colorado River] in the Gregg Basin [just W of South Cove, AZ]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Mead
HUC8 Number15010005
HUC10 NameTrail Rapids Wash-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1501000507
HUC12 NameScanlon Wash-Colorado River
HUC12 Number150100050704
Map
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Collection Year1998
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:16153
Author:Cizdziel, J.V., T.A. Hinners, J.E. Pollard, E.M. Heithmar, and C.L. Cross
Date:2002
Title:Mercury concentrations in fish from Lake Mead, USA, related to fish size, condition, trophic level, and consumption risk.
Journal:Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
Volume:43
Pages:309-317
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected8


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/15/2020].

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