Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31711
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityComfort Canal
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020614
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 2
Ref. Number:459
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1991
Title:Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:97-107
CommentsNative to central north Africa, including Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. Introduced as possible game fish, aquatic vegetation control, food source and bait fish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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