Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31345
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyCollier
Locality5 mi S. Golden Gate Blvd., 1.25 mi N. Alligator Alley in canals between Everglades and Desoto Blvd.
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBig Cypress Swamp
HUC8 Number03090204
HUC10 Number0309020404
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month4
Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
CommentsAccording to Rundell and another local, this fish is being taken with increasing frequency in many of the canals around and to the east of Naples. Photograph.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierD. P. Jennings via photograph
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Photo




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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/29/2021].

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