Specimen Information

Astronotus ocellatus
Astronotus ocellatus
(Oscar)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31795
GroupFishes
GenusAstronotus
Speciesocellatus
Common NameOscar
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalitySnapper Creek-Black Creek canal system
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameFlorida Southeast Coast
HUC8 Number03090206
HUC10 Number0309020615
Map
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Collection Year1974
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:165
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., H.F. Sahlman, W.W. Miley II, and D.J. Herrema
Date:1974
Title:Exotic fishes in fresh and brackish waters of Florida.
Journal:Biological Conservation
Volume:6
Issue:4
Pages:292-302
Reference 2
Ref. Number:528
Author:Hogg, R.G.
Date:1976
Title:Established exotic cichlid fishes in Dade County, Florida.
Journal:Florida Scientist
Volume:39
Issue:2
Pages:97-103
CommentsDeliberately released in the 1950's
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/27/2020].

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