Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID267620
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityAvocado Creek [entire stretch], Everglades National Park
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 Number0309020214
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month1
Collection Year2010
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsDead fish observed during an historic cold snap in South Florida, Jan 2010. See photo as an example of fishes observed at this location.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4-5
Size5-20 cm
Photo



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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/3/2021].

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