Specimen Information

Tilapia zillii
Tilapia zillii
(Redbelly Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID42515
GroupFishes
GenusTilapia
Specieszillii
Common NameRedbelly Tilapia
StateSC
LocalitySantee-Cooper Reservoir, a heated portion
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLake Marion
HUC8 Number03050111
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for biocontrol
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:10
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.A. Hensley, J.N. Taylor, and J.A. McCann.
Date:1984
Title:Distribution of exotic fishes in the continental United States.
Publisher:John Hopkins University Press
Pages:41-77
Reference 2
Ref. Number:459
Author:Courtenay, W.R., Jr., D.P. Jennings, and J.D. Williams.
Date:1991
Title:Appendix 2: Exotic fishes
Publisher:American Fisheries Society
Pages:97-107
CommentsNative to northeast Africa, and the Jordan River system in the Middle East. Introduced for aquatic vegetation and mosquito control. Unable to determine which portion is heated.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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