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

Blue tilapia - Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

This species has not yet been assessed for the IUCN Red List

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Blue tilapia English Fishbase
Goldtilapia German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Chromis aureus Steindachner, 1864
Tilapia aurea (Steindachner, 1864)
Tilapia affinis (non Duméril, 1858)
Sarotherodon aureus (Steindachner, 1864)
Tilapia heudelotii (non Duméril, 1858)
Tilapia kacherbi Wunder, 1960
Tilapia lemassoni Blache & Miton, 1960
Tilapia monodi Daget, 1954
Tilapia melanopleura (non Duméril, 1861)
Tilapia aurea exul (Steinitz, 1951)
Tilapia nilotica exul Steinitz, 1951
Tilapia kashabi Elster & Vollenweider, 1961

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
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GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

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