Specimen Information

Oreochromis urolepis hornorum
(Wami Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID28190
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesurolepis
Subspecieshornorum
Common NameWami Tilapia
StateCA
CountyOrange
LocalityBolsa Chica Flood Control Channel in Huntington Beach
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSeal Beach
HUC8 Number18070201
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 Wami River basin, Tanzania. Releases were made in CA for aquatic plant and mosquito and chironomid midge control.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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