Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)

Specimen ID27634
Common NameBlue Tilapia
CountyLa Paz
LocalityAlamo Lake on the Bill Williams River
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameBill Williams
HUC8 Number15030204
HUC10 NameAlamo Lake-Bill Williams River
HUC10 Number1503020402
HUC12 NameAlamo Lake
HUC12 Number150302040202
Collection Year1982
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked
Reference 1
Ref. Number:267
Author:Grabowski, S.J., S.D. Hiebert, and D.M. Lieberman.
Title:Potential for introduction of three species of nonnative fishes into central Arizona via the Central Arizona Project - A literature review and analysis. REC-ERC-84-7.
Publisher:US Dept of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:268
Author:Barrett, P.J.
Title:Systematics of fishes of the genus Tilapia (Perciformes: Cichlidae) in the lower Colorado River basin.
Journal:M.S. thesis
Publisher:Arizona State University
Pages:60 pp
Reference 3
Ref. Number:273
Author:Thomas, B.
Title:Durable fish plentiful, tough to catch.
Publisher:Arizona Republic, May 8, 1983.
CommentsMay have reached the lake from a plant in the confluence of Burro and Francis Creeks in the late 1960's. High flood waters in 1978 may have washed progeny downstream. Or they may have been transferred by bait buckets or illegal stocking.
Record TypeLiterature
Number Collected28


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