A little help with an ID

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jrpatter
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A little help with an ID

Post by jrpatter » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:37 pm

The pics are of a fish that was caught with a group of meeki in northern Belize. I have my suspicions as to what it is however I figured I would check.
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Re: A little help with an ID

Post by Rico Morgenstern » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:52 am

This is Oreochromis aureus, a non-native species naturally occurring in West Africa, the lower Nile and the Jordan basin. It has been widely introduced to Central America and elsewhere, often with negative impact on the native fish fauna.

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Re: A little help with an ID

Post by jrpatter » Mon Mar 03, 2014 2:00 pm

Ayup that is what I was thinking as well, just wanted to make sure.

Thanks,
John

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