Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)

Specimen ID31545
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
LocalityDeerfield Groves County pond on Mullet Creek Rd., Melbourne Beach W 5.5 miles N of Sebastian Inlet on Rt. A1A
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number3080202
Collection Day12
Collection Month8
Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18857
Title:Florida Museum of Natural History - Ichthyology Collection Database.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Reference 2
Ref. Number:24485
Author:Florida Museum of Natural History.
Title:Specimen records of blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) in the UF collection. Provided by Rob Robins on 22 March 2012.
Publisher:Florida Museum of Natural History
Commentsvegetation along shoreline. Canals along road were being flooded with river water and depth was up ~0.3-0.7 m.
Record TypeSpecimen
DisposalFlorida Museum of Natural History
Museum Cat NumberUF 91819
VerifierDawn Jennings
Fresh Marine IntroFreshwater
Number Collected5
Year Classadult
Size124.5-174 mm SL
No Preserved5

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2017]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/21/2017].

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