Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID32543
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateGA
CountyChatham
LocalitySkidaway Island
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameOgeechee Coastal
HUC8 Number03060204
Map
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Collection Year1989
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1014
Author:Hales, Jr., L.S.
Date:1991
Title:Occurrence of an introduced African cichlid, the blue tilapia, Tilapia aurea, in a tidal creek of the Skidaway River, Georgia.
Journal:Brimleyana
Volume:17
Pages:27-35
CommentsBlue tilapia still on Skidaway Island, GA. Blues might also be present around Tifton, GA because of aurea in experimental station there. Other Tilapia in Glynn Co. but ID uncertain.
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierStan Hales- U of GA, Athens.
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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