Details of this species in United States (USA)
Source: FishBase, 2007
Arrival Date: 1957
Species Notes for this Location:
Oreochromis aureus was introduced to the United States from Africa in 1957 for aquaculture and the control of aquatic vegetation (FishBase, 2007; Nico, 2007).
Management Notes for this Location:
Competition: Oreochromis aureus is known to have competed with Micropterus salmoides salmoides for spawning space thereby affecting their population size (FishBase, 2007).
Last Modified: 24/04/2008 4:08:39 p.m.