Reference List

This list includes references used to derive specimen records.

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Ref IDTypeAuthorDateTitle
40200 NewsAnonymous2019DLNR deals with another tilapia invasion threatening native aquatic life
29521 DatabaseBarnett, J.2016Arkansas ANS Database (unpublished data).
24369 DatabaseCenter for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.2019EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
29040 Web PageCulbertson, J.2016Exotic fish discovered in urban bayous of Galveston Bay
18582 DatabaseFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, (Larry Connor).2009FWC Exotic database as of 3-31-2009.
29166 DatabaseFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.2016FL FWC Long-term monitoring database
25899 DatabaseFlorida Museum of Natural History2013Florida Museum of Natural History ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal,
26212 DatabaseGBIF2013Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Database.
29260 Journal ArticleGodwin, J.C., D.A. Steen, D. Werneke, and J.W. Armbruster.2016Two significant records of exotic tropical freshwater fishes in southern Alabama
267 ReportGrabowski, S.J., S.D. Hiebert, and D.M. Lieberman.1984Potential for introduction of three species of nonnative fishes into central Arizona via the Central Arizona Project - A literature review and analysis. REC-ERC-84-7.
24380 Journal ArticleGrammer, G.L., W.T. Slack, M.S. Peterson, and M.A. Dugo2012Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) establishment in temperate Mississippi, USA: multi-year survival confirmed by otolith ages.
25960 DatabaseHarvard University2013Museum of Comparative Zoology specimen collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal,
29519 Journal ArticleHenry, S.D., S.W. Barkley, and R.L. Johnson2005Exploitation of Nile Tilapia in a closed-system public fishing reservoir in northern Arkansas
1197 BookLee, D.S., S.P. Platania, and G.H. Burgess.1983Atlas of North American freshwater fishes - 1983 supplement.
26408 DatabaseLoftus, A.2011Multi State Aquatic Resources Information System (MARIS) Master Database records via Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (BISON)
1563 BookMettee, M.F., P.E. O'Neil, and J.M. Pierson.1996Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin.
109 BookMinckley, W.L.1973Fishes of Arizona.
20877 DatabaseMississippi Museum of Natural Science.2011Mississippi Museum of Natural Science - Ichthyology Collection.
25976 DatabaseNorth Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences2013North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences ichthyology collection. Accessed through GBIF data portal,
15734 Journal ArticlePeterson, M.S., W.T. Slack, and C.M. Woodley2005The occurrence of non-indigenous Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus) in coastal Mississippi, USA: ties to aquaculture and thermal effluent.
15970 Journal ArticlePeterson, M.S., W.T. Slack, G.L. Waggy, J. Finley, C.M. Woodley, M.L. Partyka.2005Foraging in non-native environments: comparison of Nile Tilapia and three co-occurring native centrarchids in invaded coastal Mississippi wetersheds.
14176 Journal ArticlePeterson, M.S., W.T. Slack, N.J. Brown-Peterson, and J.L. McDonald2004Reproduction in nonnative environments: establishment of Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus, in coastal Mississippi watersheds.
27192 DatabaseSchofield, P.J.2014Fish slam collection data from 2014 south Florida (sampling in canals in south Miami-Dade county)
29311 DatabaseSchofield, P.J.2016Fish Slam - Fall 2016
29757 DatabaseSchofield, P.J.2017Fish Slam Spring 2017 data (unpublished).
29915 DatabaseSchofield, P.J.2017Fishes of Indian River Lagoon, March-April 2017 (unpublished data).
33937 DatabaseSchofield, P.J.2019Fish slam data in south Florida, November 2019
35671 DatabaseSchofield, P.J.2021Virtual Statewide Fish Slam, March 15-19, 2021
19803 Journal ArticleSchofield, P.J., M.S. Peterson, M.R. Lowe, N.J. Brown-Peterson, and W.T. Slack2011Survival, growth and reproduction of non-indigenous Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). I. Physiological capabilities in various temperatures and salinities.
15920 Journal ArticleShafland, P.L., K.B. Gestring, and M.S. Stanford2008Florida's exotic freshwater fishes - 2007.
25944 DatabaseUeda, K., J. Belmonte, A. Shepard, P. Leary, and S.
15761 NewsWeisberg, D.2006The exotic tilapia, an African species, was pulled from the Monongahela River.


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