Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID29234
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateCA
LocalityColorado drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameLower Colorado
HUC8 Number15030100
Map
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Collection Year1976
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:217
Author:Moyle, P.B.
Date:1976
Title:Inland fishes of California.
Publisher:University of California Press Berkeley, CA.
Pages:405 pp
CommentsThe first fish to become established in the late 1960's were probably escapees from a tropical fish farm but these were augmented by authorized introductions in the late 1960's and early 1970's.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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