Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID266902
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityAtlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 NameSouth Biscayne Bay
HUC10 Number0309020617
HUC12 NameSouth Biscayne Bay
HUC12 Number030902061702
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month1
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed
Statusestablished
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)
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected1
Sizemass = 1,200g, SL = 315mm, TL = 377mm
Photo



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