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Fish Species Description

Oscar

Astronotus ocellatus

(Agassiz, 1831)

Classification

Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Alternate Names:

Status: Introduced


Freshwater

oscar Region Map

Notes:

All records are assumed to be aquarium releases, and are not currently known to be reproducing in the state.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, records have occured in the Coosa, Chattahoochee, Flint, and Ocmulgee River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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