Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31596
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
Localitybackwater leading into Mullet Creek
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month5
Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:470
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr.
Date:1985
Title:Florida Atlantic University Quarterly Reports for 1985 to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Gainesville, FL.
CommentsAdditional investigation revealed a population of blackchin tilapia that had been introduced into a series of freshwater irrigation ditches on an adjacent citrus grove.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierJ.N. Taylor, C.B. Owen
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1


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