Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Cichlidae > Genus: Oreochromis > Species: Oreochromis mossambicus

Mozambique cichlid - Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.


Near Threatened


Not evaluated


Not evaluated

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Not listed in legal texts

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Mosambik-Maulbrüter German Fishbase
Mozambikskaya tilapiya Russian Fishbase
Mozambique cichlid English Fishbase
Mozambique tilapia English Fishbase
Tilapia del Mozambique Spanish Fishbase
Tilapia du Mozambique French Fishbase
Tilápia-de-Moçambique Portuguese Fishbase
Weißkehlbarsch German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Chromis mossambicus Peters, 1852
Chromis natalensis Weber, 1897
Chromis niloticus mossambicus Peters, 1852
Chromis vorax Pfeffer, 1893
Sarotherodon mossambicus (Peters, 1852)
Tilapia arnoldi Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
Tilapia mossambica (Peters, 1852)
Tilapia natalensis (Weber, 1897)
Tilapia vorax (Pfeffer, 1893)
Tilapia mossambica mossambica (Peters, 1852)
Chromis dumerilii Steindachner, 1864
Tilapia dumerilii (Steindachner, 1864)
Tilapia kafuensis (non Boulenger, 1912)
Oreochromis mossambica (Peters, 1852)
Cromis mossambicus Peters, 1852
Tilapia mossambicus (Peters, 1852)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Oreochromis mossambicus European Network on Invasive Alien Species
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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