Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID40340
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateOK
CountyNoble-Pawnee
LocalitySooner Lake, [Greasy Creek] about 20 miles N of Stillwater at discharge channel in power-plant reservoir
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBlack Bear-Red Rock
HUC8 Number11060006
Map
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Collection Month1
Collection Year1988
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased bait
Statusestablished
CommentsA few were caught here several years ago, but then were not seen for several years and were assumed to have disappeared. Most likely reintroduced by hybrid striper anglers as bait.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierAlexander V. Zale, OK Coop. Fish & Wildlife Resear
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Year Class>2


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/20/2019].

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