Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID278634
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateAZ
CountyMohave
LocalityLake Mead
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLake Mead
HUC8 Number15010005
HUC10 NameGypsum Wash-Colorado River
HUC10 Number1501000513
HUC12 NameKingman Wash-Colorado River
HUC12 Number150100051310
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month8
Collection Year2011
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statuscollected
Comments"Fish was spotted in about 6 feet of water where the water had recently had flooded some vegetation. The tilapia was most likely a male and was making a nest. I spotted another smaller tilapia but couldnt tell if it was male or female. There were several nest holes in the area."
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/1/2020].

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