Specimen Information

Sarotherodon melanotheron
Sarotherodon melanotheron
(Blackchin Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31693
GroupFishes
GenusSarotherodon
Speciesmelanotheron
Common NameBlackchin Tilapia
StateFL
CountyBrevard
Locality4 sites in manmade lakes and canals in central Merritt Island. 1) canal on E side of Sykes Creek; 2) 2 lakes just north of airport runway; 3) lake in Merritt Ridge housing jct Cone Rd and SR 3; 4) canals on 2000 block of SR 3
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameCape Canaveral
HUC8 Number03080202
Map
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Collection Month12
Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture | stocked illegally
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:506
Author:Snodgrass, J.W.
Date:1991
Title:Winter kills of Tilapia melanotheron in coastal southeast Florida.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:54
Issue:2
Pages:85-86
CommentsLagoon populations not affected.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierJoel W. Snodgrass
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [5/28/2020].

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