Specimen Information

Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31443
GroupFishes
GenusAstronotus
Speciesocellatus
Common NameOscar
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityTamiami Canal at its junction with L-67 canal
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 Number0309020211
Map
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Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | dispersed
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:463
Author:Loftus, W.F., and J.A. Kushlan
Date:1987
Title:Freshwater fishes of southern Florida.
Journal:Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences
Volume:31
Issue:4
Pages:147-344
CommentsCollection at this locality is evidence of this species' south Florida expansion. The oscar has been aided in dispersal by anglers.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierLoftus, Kushlan
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Year Classadult


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