Specimen Information

Tilapia zillii
Tilapia zillii
(Redbelly Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID28161
GroupFishes
GenusTilapia
Specieszillii
Common NameRedbelly Tilapia
StateCA
CountySan Diego
LocalityScripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSan Diego
HUC8 Number18070304
HUC10 NameMission Beach-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC10 Number1807030413
HUC12 NameMission Beach-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC12 Number180703041300
Map
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Collection Year1973
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusfailed
Commentsefforts to introduce T. zillii in areas other than Colorado River and Salton Sea have failed. Although they were established for a time in some southern California coastal localities (Moyle 2002)
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/19/2021].

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