Oreochromis aureus was reported from 49 countries/islands


Table 1: the species is currently present in 45 of them (endemic, native, introduced);
Table 2: possible in 0 of them (stray, questionable);
Table 3: absent from 4 of them (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error).
Table 4: all reports listed together.

Distribution: Africa and Eurasia: Jordan Valley, Lower Nile, Chad Basin, Benue, middle and upper Niger, Senegal River (Ref. 21). Introduced in the oasis of Azraq (Jordan) as well as in warm water ponds of USA, South and Central America and South East Asia. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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Table 1: Present in 45 countries/islands (endemic, native, introduced)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG introduced 13364
North America Bahamas BHS introduced 26042
South America Brazil BRA introduced 1739
Africa Cameroon CMR native 51193
Africa Chad TCD native 2
Asia China CHN introduced 1739
North America Costa Rica CRI introduced 46247
North America Cuba CUB introduced 1739
Asia Cyprus CYP introduced 1739
North America Dominica DMA introduced 12228
North America Dominican Rp DOM introduced 13364
Africa Egypt EGY native 33339
North America El Salvador SLV introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF introduced 46247
North America Guatemala GTM introduced 1739
North America Haiti HTI introduced 13364
Asia Israel ISR native 2
Asia Japan JPN introduced 1739
Asia Jordan JOR native 2
Asia Kuwait KWT introduced 54362
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 74657
Africa Mali MLI native 53405
North America Mexico MEX introduced 27639
North America Neth Antilles ANT introduced 26042
North America Nicaragua NIC introduced 1739
Africa Niger NER native 53405
Africa Nigeria NGA native 53405
Asia Oman OMN introduced 74657
Asia Pakistan PAK introduced 52665
North America Panama PAN introduced 1739
South America Peru PER introduced 1739
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 13446
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 13498
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 48309
Africa Senegal SEN native 53405
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 38466
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Asia Syria SYR introduced 27435
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 1739
Asia Thailand THA introduced 1739
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 57271
Asia United Arab Em. ARE introduced 12228
North America USA USA introduced 1739
Africa Zambia ZMB introduced 8600

Table 3: Absent from 4 country/island (extirpated, not established, misidentification, error)
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV not established 13364
Asia Myanmar MMR not established 58847
Europe Russia RUS not established 45022
Africa Uganda UGA not established 2001

Table 4: Reported from 49 countries/islands.
Continent Country Occurrence Main Ref.
North America Antigua Barbuda ATG introduced 13364
North America Bahamas BHS introduced 26042
South America Brazil BRA introduced 1739
Africa Cameroon CMR native 51193
Africa Chad TCD native 2
Asia China CHN introduced 1739
North America Costa Rica CRI introduced 46247
Africa Cote d'Ivoire CIV not established 13364
North America Cuba CUB introduced 1739
Asia Cyprus CYP introduced 1739
North America Dominica DMA introduced 12228
North America Dominican Rp DOM introduced 13364
Africa Egypt EGY native 33339
North America El Salvador SLV introduced 1739
Oceania Fiji FJI introduced 85272
Oceania French Polynesia PYF introduced 46247
North America Guatemala GTM introduced 1739
North America Haiti HTI introduced 13364
Asia Israel ISR native 2
Asia Japan JPN introduced 1739
Asia Jordan JOR native 2
Asia Kuwait KWT introduced 54362
Africa Madagascar MDG introduced 74657
Africa Mali MLI native 53405
North America Mexico MEX introduced 27639
Asia Myanmar MMR not established 58847
North America Neth Antilles ANT introduced 26042
North America Nicaragua NIC introduced 1739
Africa Niger NER native 53405
Africa Nigeria NGA native 53405
Asia Oman OMN introduced 74657
Asia Pakistan PAK introduced 52665
North America Panama PAN introduced 1739
South America Peru PER introduced 1739
Asia Philippines PHL introduced 13446
North America Puerto Rico PRI introduced 13498
Europe Russia RUS not established 45022
Asia Saudi Arabia SAU native 48309
Africa Senegal SEN native 53405
Asia Singapore SGP introduced 38466
Africa South Africa ZAF introduced 1739
Asia Syria SYR introduced 27435
Asia Taiwan TWN introduced 1739
Asia Thailand THA introduced 1739
Asia Turkey TUR introduced 57271
Africa Uganda UGA not established 2001
Asia United Arab Em. ARE introduced 12228
North America USA USA introduced 1739
Africa Zambia ZMB introduced 8600
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