Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31278
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
Localitycanal (ditch) off E. Prospect Ave, Melbourne
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month6
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
CommentsCollected in 2 areas. Caught and kept 2 green swordtails. Several small tilapia caught, 30 seen in a school.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected4
Size7.5-10 cm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/3/2020].

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