Ecology, Environment and Conservation Paper

Vol 25, July Suppl. Issue, 2019; Page No.(S187-S189)

RANGE EXPANSION OF THE INVASIVE NILE TILAPIA OREOCHROMISNILOTICUS (PERCIFORMES: CICHLIDAE) IN JAVA SEA AND FIRST RECORD FOR KANGEAN ISLAND, MADURA,EAST JAVA, INDONESIA

Veryl Hasan, Akhmad Taufiq Mukti and Trisnadi Widyaleksono Catur Putranto

Abstract

Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) is native to Africa, with introductions reported from Bawean Island, Java Sea (Indonesia). On 17-18 April 2019 eight specimens of O. niloticus were captured from BatuBatu Estuary, conservation area in Kangean Island, Java Sea. This record is among first of this species from the East end of Java Sea. A description of meristic and morphometric features of a specimenare provided.

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