Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID31812
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyPinellas
LocalityPinellas County
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameTampa Bay
HUC8 Number03100200
Map
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Collection Year1968
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
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:179
Author:Buntz, J., and C.S. Manooch, III
Date:1968
Title:Tilapia aurea (Steindachner), a rapidly spreading exotic in south central Florida.
Journal:Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
Volume:22
Pages:495-501
CommentsBrought to FL from Auburn Univ. and stocked in managed pits for weed control experiments at Pleasant Grove Research Station in Hillsborough Co. by the FL Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Fishermen moved them to other areas.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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