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

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Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Tilapia baloni
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Africa
Max. Length 24.8 cm SL
Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Tilapia brevimanus
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Africa
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Tilapia busumana (Günther, 1903)

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Tilapia busumana
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Africa
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Tilapia guinasana Trewavas, 1936

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Tilapia guinasana
[Otjikoto tilapia]
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Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Tilapia pra
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Africa
Max. Length 10.4 cm TL
Tilapia ruweti (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)

Photo by Photo by Dunz, A.
 
Tilapia ruweti
[Okavango tilapia]



Africa
Max. Length 23.5 cm TL
Tilapia sparrmanii Smith, 1840

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Tilapia sparrmanii
[Banded tilapia]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Tilapia baloni Africa 17.5 TL 1975
Tilapia brevimanus Africa 24.8 SL 1911
Tilapia busumana Africa 18 SL 1903
Tilapia guinasana Otjikoto tilapia Africa 14 TL 1936
Tilapia pra Africa 12.7 SL 2010
Tilapia ruweti Okavango tilapia Africa 10.4 TL 1965
Tilapia sparrmanii Banded tilapia Africa 23.5 TL 1840



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