Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID37289
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateNC
CountyBuncombe
LocalityLake Julian Reservoir (formerly Skyland Lake), Ashville, NC
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper French Broad
HUC8 Number06010105
HUC10 NameCane Creek-French Broad River
HUC10 Number0601010507
HUC12 NameAvery Creek-French Broad River
HUC12 Number060101050704
Map
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Collection Year1965
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:18959
Author:Mallin, M.A.
Date:1986
Title:The feeding ecology of the blue tilapia (T. aurea) in a North Carolina reservoir.
Journal:Lake and Reservoir Management
Volume:2
Issue:1
Pages:323-326
CommentsFish die yearly. Get caught in shallow arms of lake (many nests on shore). Rest of lake very deep. Die when water temperature drops down to 10-13 C, and they cannot get back to effluent side.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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