Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID32099
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateFL
CountyMiami-Dade
LocalityAnhinga trail in Everglades National Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameEverglades
HUC8 Number03090202
HUC10 NameEverglades National Park
HUC10 Number0309020213
HUC12 NameEverglades National Park
HUC12 Number030902021300
Map
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Collection Year1987
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:463
Author:Loftus, W.F., and J.A. Kushlan
Date:1987
Title:Freshwater fishes of southern Florida.
Journal:Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences
Volume:31
Issue:4
Pages:147-344
CommentsThe blue tilapia population in extreme southern FL could have immigrated there through the canal system from other areas but based upon its limited distribution, it is more likely that this population is the result of localized introduction.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierLoftus, Kushlan
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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