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

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Africa
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Oreochromis amphimelas (Hilgendorf, 1905)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis amphimelas
[Manyara tilapia]



Zambia strain. Introduce
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Oreochromis andersonii (Castelnau, 1861)

Photo by Photo by Panduleni Ndinelago Elago & IFC
 
Oreochromis andersonii
[Three spotted tilapia]
No picture found

Max. Length 20.4 cm SL

 
Oreochromis angolensis
[]



Auburn-Israel 1957 strain
Max. Length 45.7 cm TL
Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864)

Photo by Photo by CAFS
 
Oreochromis aureus
[Blue tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Oreochromis chungruruensis (Ahl, 1924)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis chungruruensis
[Kiungululu tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Oreochromis esculentus (Graham, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Oreochromis esculentus
[Singida tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Oreochromis hunteri Günther, 1889

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Oreochromis hunteri
[Lake Chala tilapia]
No picture found

Max. Length 19.1 cm TL

 
Oreochromis ismailiaensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Oreochromis jipe (Lowe, 1955)

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Oreochromis jipe
[Jipe tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 28 cm SL
Oreochromis karomo (Poll, 1948)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis karomo
[Karomo]



Africa
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Oreochromis karongae (Trewavas, 1941)

Photo by Photo by Ueberschär, B.
 
Oreochromis karongae
[Karonga tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 16.1 cm SL
Oreochromis korogwe (Lowe, 1955)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis korogwe
[Korogwe tilapia]
No picture found

Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Oreochromis lepidurus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 36.3 cm SL
Oreochromis leucostictus (Trewavas, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Turner, G.F.
 
Oreochromis leucostictus
[Blue spotted tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 38 cm SL
Oreochromis lidole (Trewavas, 1941)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis lidole
[]



Madagascar strain. Intro
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger, 1912)

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Oreochromis macrochir
[Longfin tilapia]
No picture found

Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Oreochromis malagarasi
[Malagarasi tilapia]
No picture found

Max. Length 48 cm TL

 
Oreochromis mortimeri
[Kariba tilapia]



Auburn University, Alabam
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Oreochromis mossambicus
[Mozambique tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL
Oreochromis mweruensis Trewavas, 1983

Photo by Photo by Turner, G.F.
 
Oreochromis mweruensis
[]



Oreochromis niloticus
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Stiassny, M.L.J.
 
Oreochromis niloticus
[Nile tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 35.5 cm TL
Oreochromis placidus (Trewavas, 1941)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Oreochromis placidus
[Black tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 33 cm SL
Oreochromis rukwaensis (Hilgendorf & Pappenheim, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Turner, G.F.
 
Oreochromis rukwaensis
[Lake Rukwa tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Oreochromis saka (Lowe, 1953)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis saka
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.6 cm TL

 
Oreochromis salinicola
[]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Oreochromis schwebischi (Sauvage, 1884)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Oreochromis schwebischi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 39 cm SL
Oreochromis shiranus Boulenger, 1897

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Oreochromis shiranus
[Shire tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL
Oreochromis spilurus (Günther, 1894)

Photo by Photo by Nightingale, A.
 
Oreochromis spilurus
[Sabaki tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Oreochromis squamipinnis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis squamipinnis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Oreochromis tanganicae (Günther, 1894)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Oreochromis tanganicae
[Tanganyika tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Oreochromis upembae (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1964)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Oreochromis upembae
[]



Oreochromis urolepis h
Max. Length 44 cm SL
Oreochromis urolepis (Norman, 1922)

Photo by Photo by Turner, G.F.
 
Oreochromis urolepis
[Wami tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Oreochromis variabilis (Boulenger, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Oreochromis variabilis
[Victoria tilapia]



33 species

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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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