Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31298
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
Localitycanal on Micco Road, 1 mile from junction with Flemming Grant Road in Micco
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameVero Beach
HUC8 Number03080203
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month6
Collection Year1990
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
CommentsReceives run-off from citrus farm. Observed ~ 50 adult (200 mm) blue tilapia with bright red tails from shore. The fish were spawning: 14 nests in a 0.16 km stretch. 1 female had larvae in her mouth. 4 dead. First record for this area.
Record TypePersonal communication
Disposaltransported to lab
VerifierDawn Jennings
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected9
Year Classadlt/YOY


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2021].

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