Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31447
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyGlades
Locality.25 miles S. of SR-60 in a boat trail leading to boat ramp of W. side of C-38 canal, Kissimmee River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameKissimmee
HUC8 Number03090101
Map
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Collection Month6
Collection Year1983
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:473
Author:Powell, McCall, Fox, and Brown.
Date:1983
Title:Lake Okeechobee-Kissimmee River Project, 1 July 1982 through 30 June 1983.
CommentsNo reproduction was indicated and very few tilapia were ever observed. It is reasonable to assume they were slowly moving from Lake Kissimmee to Lake Okeechobee. Does not presently represent threat to native in the river of Lake Okeechobee.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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