Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID282121
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StatePR
CountyCeiba
LocalityLagoon in Medio Mundo mangrove stand, near Roosevelt Roads Naval Air Station.
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEastern Puerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010005
HUC10 NameRio Anton Ruiz to Rio Fajardo Watersheds
HUC10 Number2101000502
HUC12 NamePuerto Medio Mundo to Playa Sardinera Coastal Watersheds
HUC12 Number210100050207
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month3
Collection Year1988
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24379
Author:Burger, J., K. Cooper, D.J. Gochfeld, J.E. Saliva, C. Safina, D. Lipsky, and M. Gochfeld.
Date:1992
Title:Dominance of Tilapia mossambica, an introduced fish species, in three Puerto Rican estuaries.
Journal:Estuaries
Volume:15
Issue:2
Pages:239-245
Commentssampling occurred in February-March 1988.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineBrackish
Number Collected130


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