Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31275
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityTaylor Slough, Everglades National Park (most abundant in Royal Palm Pond and 9-mile pond)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 Number0309020213
Map
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Collection Year1986
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaydispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:466
Author:Loftus, W.F.
Date:1988
Title:Distribution and ecology of exotic fishes in Everglades National Park.
Publisher:The U.S. National Park Service and George Wright Society
Volume:5
Pages:24-34
CommentsSpecimens first observed in ENP in 1978 in Royal Palm ponds. Range expansion from eastern border of park was a result of escapees and releases from aquaculture facilities.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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