Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31647
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyGlades
LocalityPool A, 0 to 1 mile south of HWY 60 [believed to be hwy 70] on the west side of the C-38 canal, Kissimmee River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameKissimmee
HUC8 Number03090101
Map
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Collection Day30
Collection Month7
Collection Year1981
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:473
Author:Powell, McCall, Fox, and Brown.
Date:1983
Title:Lake Okeechobee-Kissimmee River Project, 1 July 1982 through 30 June 1983.
CommentsUnsuccessful at electrofishing. No nesting observed. Migration expected to continue to Lake Okechobee.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierDuncan Powell, GFC fisheries biologist.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Size450-1360 g


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