Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID28187
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateCA
CountyImperial
LocalitySalton Sea
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameSalton Sea
HUC8 Number18100204
HUC10 NameSalton Sea
HUC10 Number1810020416
HUC12 NameSalton Sea
HUC12 Number181002041600
Map
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Collection Year1978
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked
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 central north Africa, including Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. Introduced as possible game fish, aquatic vegetation control, food source and bait fish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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