Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID42370
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StatePR
Localityisland waters
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NamePuerto Rico
HUC8 Number21010000
HUC10 Number2101000202
Map
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Collection Day11
Collection Month7
Collection Year1958
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1873
Author:Erdman, D.S.
Date:1984
Title:Exotic fishes in Puerto Rico.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:162-176
Commentswidest distributed tilapia on the island; used to control algae in canals for sugar cane irrigation
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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