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Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) predation on fishes in the Muddy River system, Clark County, Nevada

Western North American Naturalist

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Abstract

Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus), native to North Africa and the Middle East (Courtenay and Robins 1973, Fuller et al. 1999), has been introduced around the world as a human food source, for vegetation control, and as a game fish (Costa-Pierce and Riedel 2000). Blue tilapia has been particularly successful in establishing and spreading in North American waters where it has been reported to change fish community structure and cause native fish decline (Courtenay and Robins 1973, Fuller et al. 1999). Because of these detrimental effects, it is now generally considered an unwelcome introduction into North American waters (Dill and Cordone 1997, Fuller et al. 1999).

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) predation on fishes in the Muddy River system, Clark County, Nevada
Series title:
Western North American Naturalist
Volume:
65
Issue:
3
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Western Fisheries Research Center
Description:
5 p.
First page:
410
Last page:
414
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N
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