Specimen Information

Oreochromis mossambicus
Oreochromis mossambicus
(Mozambique Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Specimen ID43897
GroupFishes
GenusOreochromis
Speciesmossambicus
Common NameMozambique Tilapia
StateTX
CountyBexar
LocalitySan Antonio Zoo
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameUpper San Antonio
HUC8 Number12100301
Map
+
Collection Year1956
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity zoo
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:374
Author:Brown, W.H.
Date:1961
Title:First Record of the African Mouthbreeder Tilapia mossambica Peters in Texas.
Journal:The Texas Journal of Science
Volume:13
Pages:352-354
Reference 2
Ref. Number:360
Author:Howells, R.G.
Date:1992
Title:Annotated list of non-native fishes, mollusks, crustaceans, and aquatic plants, in Texas waters. Management Data Series No. 78.
Publisher:Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Pages:19 p.
CommentsApprox. 40 fish escaped into the canal from the zoo's rearing pens.
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [11/12/2019].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.