Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31354
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalityPatrick Air Force Base Golf Course, ponds and canal emptying into Banana River, NE of Pineda Causeway (State Road 404)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
Map
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Collection Day22
Collection Month4
Collection Year1981
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:462
Author:Dial, R.S., and S.C. Wainright
Date:1983
Title:New distributional records for non-native fishes in Florida.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:46
Issue:1
Pages:8-15
CommentsLocal hook and line fishermen were observed taking the blackchin tilapia with worms.
Record TypeSpecimen
Museum Cat NumberFAU 81-2
VerifierDial, Wainright
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected8
Size130-179 mm SL; 1.7 kg


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/14/2021].

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