Specimen Information

Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31608
GroupFishes
GenusAstronotus
Speciesocellatus
Common NameOscar
StateFL
LocalityEverglades National Park. Palm Beach County south into Dade County, and east of SR 27 to Collier County, also Hendry and Glades Counties
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBig Cypress Swamp
HUC8 Number03090204
HUC10 Number0309020410
Map
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Collection Day4
Collection Month12
Collection Year1985
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | escaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
CommentsSchulter says he knows of other people who have caught oscars at this locality.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierFL Dept. of Natural Resources
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected150


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/21/2020].

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