A photo of a Blue Tilapia

About Blue Tilapia

The blue tilapia is a species of fish in the family Cichlidae. Native to Northern and Western Africa, and the Middle East, through introductions it is now also established elsewhere, including parts of the United States, where it has been declared an invasive species and has caused significant environmental damage. It is now the most widespread foreign species in Florida, with established populations as far north as Lake Alice, in Gainesville.

Common Names

Blue Kurper

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