Specimen Information

Oreochromis aureus
Oreochromis aureus
(Blue Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID43196
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesaureus
Common NameBlue Tilapia
StateTX
CountyVal Verde
LocalityAmistad Reservoir drainage
Mapping AccuracyCentroid
HUC8 NameAmistad Reservoir
HUC8 Number13040212
Map
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Collection Year1984
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwaystocked for food
Statusestablished
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 central north Africa, including Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. Introduced as possible game fish, aquatic vegetation control, food source and bait fish.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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