Oreochromis niloticus

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Oreochromis niloticus
Nile tilapia
Oreochromis niloticus
Conservation status
Nae evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Oreochromis
Species: O. niloticus
Binomial name
Oreochromis niloticus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Synonyms
  • Tilapia crassispina Arambourg, 1948
  • Perca nilotica Linnaeus, 1758
  • Chromis nilotica (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Chromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Oreochromis nilotica (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Oreochromis niloticus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Sarotherodon niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Tilapia nilotica (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Tilapia nilotica nilotica (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Chromis guentheri Steindachner, 1864
  • Tilapia eduardiana Boulenger, 1912
  • Oreochromis niloticus eduardianus (Boulenger, 1912)
  • Tilapia nilotica eduardiana Boulenger, 1912
  • Tilapia cancellata Nichols, 1923
  • Oreochromis cancellatus cancellatus (Nichols, 1923)
  • Oreochromis niloticus cancellatus (Nichols, 1923)
  • Tilapia nilotica cancellata Nichols, 1923
  • Tilapia calciati Gianferrari, 1924
  • Tilapia regani Poll, 1932
  • Tilapia nilotica regani Poll, 1932
  • Tilapia inducta Trewavas, 1933
  • Tilapia vulcani Trewavas, 1933
  • Oreochromis niloticus vulcani (Trewavas, 1933)
  • Oreochromis vulcani (Trewavas, 1933)
  • Oreochromis niloticus baringoensis Trewavas, 1983
  • Oreochromis niloticus filoa Trewavas, 1983
  • Oreochromis cancellatus filoa Trewavas, 1983
  • Oreochromis niloticus sugutae Trewavas, 1983
  • Oreochromis niloticus tana Seyoum & Kornfield, 1992

The Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus is a relatively lairge cichlid fish native tae Africae frae Egyp sooth tae East an Central Africae, an as far wast as Gambie. It is an aa native tae Israel, an numerous introduced populations exist ootside its naitural range (e.g. Brazil).[1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Azevedo-Santos, V.M.; O. Rigolin-Sá, and F.M. Pelicice (2011). "Growing, losing or introducing? Cage aquaculture as a vector for the introduction of non-native fish in Furnas Reservoir, Minas Gerais, Brazil". Neotropical Ichthyology 9: 915–919.