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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Oreochromis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Oreochromis amphimelas Manyara tilapia Africa 28 SL 1905
Oreochromis andersonii Three spotted tilapia Zambia strain. Introduce 61 TL 1861
Oreochromis angolensis Africa 20.4 SL 1973
Oreochromis aureus Blue tilapia Auburn-Israel 1957 strain 45.7 TL 1864
Oreochromis chungruruensis Kiungululu tilapia Africa 15.4 SL 1924
Oreochromis esculentus Singida tilapia Africa 50 SL 1928
Oreochromis hunteri Lake Chala tilapia Africa 30 SL 1889
Oreochromis ismailiaensis Africa 19.1 TL 1995
Oreochromis jipe Jipe tilapia Africa 50 SL 1955
Oreochromis karomo Karomo Africa 28 SL 1948
Oreochromis karongae Karonga tilapia Africa 42 TL 1941
Oreochromis korogwe Korogwe tilapia Africa 16.1 SL 1955
Oreochromis lepidurus Africa 19 TL 1899
Oreochromis leucostictus Blue spotted tilapia Africa 36.3 SL 1933
Oreochromis lidole Africa 38 SL 1941
Oreochromis macrochir Longfin tilapia Madagascar strain. Intro 43 TL 1912
Oreochromis malagarasi Malagarasi tilapia Africa 27 TL 1983
Oreochromis mortimeri Kariba tilapia Africa 48 TL 1966
Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia Auburn University, Alabam 39 SL 1852
Oreochromis mweruensis Africa 23.8 SL 1983
Oreochromis niloticus Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus 60 SL 1758
Oreochromis placidus Black tilapia Africa 35.5 TL 1941
Oreochromis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa tilapia Africa 33 SL 1903
Oreochromis saka Africa 36 SL 1953
Oreochromis salinicola Africa 9.6 TL 1948
Oreochromis schwebischi Africa 30 SL 1884
Oreochromis shiranus Shire tilapia Africa 39 SL 1897
Oreochromis spilurus Sabaki tilapia Africa 19.2 SL 1894
Oreochromis squamipinnis Africa 36 SL 1864
Oreochromis tanganicae Tanganyika tilapia Africa 42 TL 1894
Oreochromis upembae Africa 21 SL 1964
Oreochromis urolepis Wami tilapia Oreochromis urolepis h 44 SL 1922
Oreochromis variabilis Victoria tilapia Africa 30 SL 1906

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