Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID263249
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateCA
LocalityBard Valley, irrigation systems
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLower Colorado
HUC8 Number15030107
Map
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Collection Year1976
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:217
Author:Moyle, P.B.
Date:1976
Title:Inland fishes of California.
Publisher:University of California Press Berkeley, CA.
Pages:405 pp
Reference 2
Ref. Number:262
Author:St. Amant, J.A.
Date:1966
Title:Addition of Tilapia mossambica Peters to the California fauna.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:52
Issue:1
Pages:54-55
Reference 3
Ref. Number:263
Author:Hoover, F.G., and J.A. St. Amant
Date:1970
Title:Establishment of Tilapia mossambica (Peters) in Bard Valley, Imperial County, California.
Journal:California Fish and Game
Volume:56
Issue:1
Pages:70-71
CommentsThe first fish to become established in the late 1960's were probably escapees from a tropical fish farm but these were augmented by authorized introductions in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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