Specimen Information

Tilapia mariae
Tilapia mariae
(Spotted Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31382
GroupFishes
GenusTilapia
Speciesmariae
Common NameSpotted Tilapia
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityHomestead and eastern and northern borders of Everglades National Park into Big Cypress Swamp
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020616
Map
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Collection Year1986
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:466
Author:Loftus, W.F.
Date:1988
Title:Distribution and ecology of exotic fishes in Everglades National Park.
Publisher:The U.S. National Park Service and George Wright Society
Volume:5
Pages:24-34
CommentsFirst specimen taken in ENP from Royal Palm ponds in 1984. Represents range expansion from Miami area since 1974. Expected to colonize Shark River Slough in ENP soon.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/7/2019].

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