Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Actinopterygii > Order: Perciformes > Family: Cichlidae > Genus: Tilapia > Species: Tilapia zillii

Redbelly tilapia - Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848)

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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
Redbelly tilapia English Fishbase
Zilles Buntbarsch German Fishbase
Synonym Author
Chromis andreae Günther, 1864
Chromis caeruleomaculatus Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis faidherbii Rochebrune, 1880
Chromis melanopleura (Duméril, 1861)
Chromis menzalensis Mitchell, 1895
Chromis tristrami (Günther, 1859)
Chromis zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Coptodus zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Glyphisidon zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Haligenes tristrami Günther, 1860
Sarotherodon zillii Günther, 1862
Tilapia caeruleomaculatus (Rochebrune, 1880)
Tilapia christyi (non Boulenger, 1915)
Tilapia melanopleura Duméril, 1861
Tilapia menzalensis (Mitchell, 1895)
Tilapia multiradiata Holly, 1928
Tilapia shariensis Fowler, 1949
Tilapia sparrmanii (non Smith, 1840)
Tilapia sparrmani multiradiata (Holly, 1928)
Tilapia tristrami (Günther, 1859)
Acerina zillii Gervais, 1848
Coptodus zillii (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia faidherbi (Rochebrune, 1880)
Chromis mossambicus (non Peters, 1852)
Acerina zillei Gervais, 1848
Coptodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Glyphisidon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Sarotherodon zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zillei (Gervais, 1848)
Tilapia zilli (Gervais, 1848)

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
FishBase FishBase
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
NOBANIS: Tilapia zillii European Network on Invasive Alien Species
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
WoRMS World Register of Marine Species

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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