Specimen Information

Oreochromis urolepis hornorum
(Wami Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID267212
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesurolepis
Subspecieshornorum
Common NameWami Tilapia
StatePR
Localitya natural brackish water pond on the southwestern coastal plain, near Punta Sardinera; Mona Island, Puerto Rico
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NamePuerto Rican Islands
HUC8 Number21010006
HUC10 Number2101000603
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusfailed
Comments"At the time of this sighting, the species was established at the site, but sometime between 1984 and 1992, the pond dried out, and the Wami tilapias were eradicated from Mona Island"
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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