Specimen Information

Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31306
GroupFishes
GenusAstronotus
Speciesocellatus
Common NameOscar
StateFL
CountyBroward
Localitycanals surrounding water conservation area 3A near Holiday Park
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020612
Map
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Collection Day2
Collection Month7
Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Comments25 oscars had identifiable food contents in stomach: 10-fish scales, 9-vegetation, 2-gastropods, 1-insects, 1-fish and crustaceans.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierSwann, Hilton and Stanford: Non-native Fish Resear
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected34
Size18.5-28 cm


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/28/2020].

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