Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31269
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalityBanana River, approx. 400 yards off E shore 1 mile N of power line on east shore, above SR 528 (Bennett Causeway), Cape Canaveral
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month10
Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18857
Author:Florida Museum of Natural History
Date:2009
Title:Ichthyology Collection database.
Publisher:University of Florida
Reference 2
Ref. Number:24485
Author:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Date:2012
Title:Specimen records of blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the UF collection. Provided by Rob Robins on 22 March 2012.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History
CommentsVegetation: algae (drift), manatee grass, shoal grass.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 91810
VerifierDawn Jennings
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected2
Size135.8-138 mm SL
Number Preserved2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/16/2021].

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