Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)

Specimen ID266902
Common NameBlue Tilapia
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameSouth Biscayne Bay
HUC10 Number0309020617
HUC12 NameSouth Biscayne Bay
HUC12 Number030902061702
Collection Day15
Collection Month1
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed
Comments"Captured January 15, 11:15 AM just after cold spell. It was found floating in Biscayne Bay approx 30' from shore not adjacent to main (fw) canals. Prevailing winds were still strong from the North / East; not favorable to "blowing it out of a fresh water canal system into the bay". No other exotic species were found floating on the bay post cold spell from St 1 LAT/LON 25.62923 / -80.28871 to St 72 LAT/LON 25.25457 / -80.42563; from January 14 to 26, 2010." See voucher photo.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierTom Jackson (NOAA)
Number Collected1
Sizemass = 1,200g, SL = 315mm, TL = 377mm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [8/9/2022].

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