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

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32 species (see list below)

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Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 33.3 cm
Oreochromis amphimelas (Hilgendorf, 1905)

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis amphimelas
[]

Photo by Cada, L.A.

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

Photo by Cada, L.A.
 
Oreochromis andersonii
[Three spotted tilapia]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20.4 cm SL

 
Oreochromis angolensis
[]

Photo by CAFS

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

Photo by CAFS
 
Oreochromis aureus
[Blue tilapia]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Oreochromis chungruruensis (Ahl, 1924)

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis chungruruensis
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

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

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

Photo by de Vos, L.

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

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Oreochromis hunteri
[Lake Chala tilapia]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19.1 cm TL

 
Oreochromis ismailiaensis
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis karomo
[Karomo]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis karongae
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Oreochromis korogwe (Lowe, 1955)

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis korogwe
[Korogwe tilapia]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Oreochromis lepidurus
[]

Photo by Turner, G.F.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis lidole
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

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

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Oreochromis macrochir
[Longfin tilapia]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 48 cm TL

 
Oreochromis mortimeri
[Kariba tilapia]

Photo by Lovshin, L.

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

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

Photo by Turner, G.F.

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

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

Photo by Stiassny, M.L.J.

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

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

Photo by Seegers, L.

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

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

Photo by Turner, G.F.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis saka
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.6 cm TL

 
Oreochromis salinicola
[]

Photo by RMCA

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

Photo by RMCA
 
Oreochromis schwebischi
[]

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.

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

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

Photo by Nightingale, A.

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

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

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Oreochromis squamipinnis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Oreochromis tanganicae
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Oreochromis upembae (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1964)

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Oreochromis upembae
[]

Photo by Turner, G.F.

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

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

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.

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

Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Oreochromis variabilis
[Victoria tilapia]
32 Species of Family Cichlidae with Genus Oreochromis
(Cichlids)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1905 Oreochromis amphimelas Africa 33.3
1861 Oreochromis andersonii Three spotted tilapia Zambia strain. Introduce 61 TL
1973 Oreochromis angolensis Africa 20.4 SL
1864 Oreochromis aureus Blue tilapia Auburn-Israel 1957 strain 45.7 TL
1924 Oreochromis chungruruensis Africa 19 SL
1928 Oreochromis esculentus Singida tilapia Africa 50 SL
1889 Oreochromis hunteri Lake Chala tilapia Africa 30 SL
1995 Oreochromis ismailiaensis Africa 19.1 TL
1955 Oreochromis jipe Jipe tilapia Africa 50 SL
1948 Oreochromis karomo Karomo Africa 28 SL
1941 Oreochromis karongae Africa 42 TL
1955 Oreochromis korogwe Korogwe tilapia Africa 20.8 SL
1899 Oreochromis lepidurus Africa 19 TL
1933 Oreochromis leucostictus Africa 36.3 SL
1941 Oreochromis lidole Africa 38 SL
1912 Oreochromis macrochir Longfin tilapia Madagascar strain. Intro 43 TL
1966 Oreochromis mortimeri Kariba tilapia Africa 48 TL
1852 Oreochromis mossambicus Mozambique tilapia Auburn University, Alabam 39 SL
1983 Oreochromis mweruensis Africa 23.8 SL
1758 Oreochromis niloticus Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus 60 SL
1941 Oreochromis placidus Black tilapia Africa 35.5 TL
1903 Oreochromis rukwaensis Lake Rukwa tilapia Africa 33 SL
1953 Oreochromis saka Africa 36 SL
1948 Oreochromis salinicola Africa 9.6 TL
1884 Oreochromis schwebischi Africa 30 SL
1897 Oreochromis shiranus Africa 39 SL
1894 Oreochromis spilurus Sabaki tilapia Africa 19.2 SL
1864 Oreochromis squamipinnis Africa 36 SL
1894 Oreochromis tanganicae Africa 42 SL
1964 Oreochromis upembae Africa 27 SL
1922 Oreochromis urolepis Wami tilapia Oreochromis urolepis h 44 SL
1906 Oreochromis variabilis Victoria tilapia Africa 30 SL



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