Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID261139
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateNV
CountyClark
LocalityMuddy River immediately downstream from the Warm Springs area
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMuddy
HUC8 Number15010012
HUC10 NameUpper Muddy River
HUC10 Number1501001208
HUC12 NameBattleship Wash-Muddy River
HUC12 Number150100120801
Map
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Collection Year1991
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18549
Author:Scoppettone, G.G., J.A. Salgado, and M.B. Nielsen
Date:2005
Title:Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) predation on fishes in the Muddy River system, Clark County, Nevada.
Journal:Western North American Naturalist
Volume:65
Issue:3
Pages:410-414
Commentsfirst sighting in 1991; expanded to Warm Springs area after Feb 1995 when a 1.5m high diversion dam was removed
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recorddrainage
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/12/2019].

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