Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31544
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
LocalitySatellite Beach, E side of C-3B, separated by a culvert from canal draining Satellite Beach Civic Center pond
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
Map
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Collection Day23
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
CommentsMany others were seen on both sampling dates but eluded capture due to pelagic schooling behavior.
Record TypeSpecimen
Museum Cat NumberFAU 81-4
VerifierDial, Wainwright
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected21


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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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