Specimen Information

Tilapia zillii
Tilapia zillii
(Redbelly Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID27359
GroupFishes
GenusTilapia
Specieszillii
Common NameRedbelly Tilapia
StateAZ
CountyMaricopa
LocalityPapago Park ponds, Phoenix
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Salt
HUC8 Number15060106
HUC10 NameSalt River below Saguaro Lake
HUC10 Number1506010603
HUC12 NameCity of Phoenix-Salt River
HUC12 Number150601060306
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 2
Ref. Number:459
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1991
Title:Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:97-107
CommentsNative to northeast Africa, and the Jordan River system in the Middle East. Introduced for aquatic vegetation and mosquito control.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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