Mozambique tilapia are listed in the top 100 of the world's most invasive species and historically were imported to be kept as aquarium fish. The species was illegally introduced into Australian waterways in the 1970s and have established in catchments in tropical and subtropical Australia.
They pose a threat to native fish and habitats through competition for food and space, predation and agressive behaviour, and damaging aquatic habitats through nest building.
This species eDNA probe is specific to Mozambique tilapia found in Australia.
To detect the species you have selected we can use eDNA water samples. By filling out the form below, you can better understand what's involved in an eDNA project and gain an estimated cost.
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