Tilapia - cichlid genus Tilapia | Oreochromis niloticus niloticus

Name: Nile tilapia
(Oreochromis niloticus niloticus)

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Tilapiini

Oreochromis (about 30 species)
Sarotherodon (over 10 species)
Tilapia (about 40 species)

Tilapia, is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia inhabit a variety of fresh water habitats, including shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes.

Tilapia can become problematic invasive species in new warm-water habitats, whether deliberately or accidentally introduced, but generally not in temperate climates due to their inability to survive in cool waters, generally below 70 °F (21 °C)

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