Specimen Information

Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31379
GroupFishes
GenusAstronotus
Speciesocellatus
Common NameOscar
StateFL
Localitywest of US 27 along Alligator Alley to Collier County; also in Hendry and Collier Counties
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 Number0309020210
Map
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Collection Year1986
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | escaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsOscars also reported seen in Palm Beach, Dade, Hendry and Collier Counties.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierDNR
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected150


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/29/2020].

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