Specimen Information

Tilapia zillii
Tilapia zillii
(Redbelly Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID37188
GroupFishes
GenusTilapia
Specieszillii
Common NameRedbelly Tilapia
StateNC
CountyPerson
LocalityHyco Reservoir
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Dan
HUC8 Number03010104
HUC10 NameHyco Lake
HUC10 Number0301010405
HUC12 NameLower South Hyco Creek
HUC12 Number030101040505
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1754
Author:Crutchfield, J.U., Jr.
Date:1995
Title:Establishment and expansion of redbelly tilapia and blue tilapia in power plant cooling reservoir.
Journal:American Fisheries Society Symposium
Volume:15
Pages:452-461
Reference 2
Ref. Number:162
Author:Menhinick, E.F.
Date:1991
Title:The freshwater fishes of North Carolina.
Publisher:North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
Pages:227 pp
CommentsLess than 100 fish escaped during an on-site aquaculture experiment (John Crutchfield, pers. comm. 1997). See file record 48706 population has not become self-sustaining due to temperature fluctuations. Stocked 1988-1993 annually and in 1997. Stocked to control filamentous algae.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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