Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31635
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyPinellas
LocalityBooker Creek grass beds, located between 3rd and 4th streets and 11th and 12th Avenues South, about one block from the point where Booker Creek flows into Bayboro Harbor
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTampa Bay
HUC8 Number03100206
HUC10 NameAlligator Creek-Salt Creek Frontal
HUC10 Number0310020606
HUC12 NameLake Maggiore
HUC12 Number031002060604
Map
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Collection Year1978
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
CommentsBlue tilapia and mollies were the only fish found in this locality.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierSt. Petersburg Environmental Affairs Division, L.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/5/2021].

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