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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852) 
AphiaID: 218777

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPerciformes (Order) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCichlidae (Family) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPseudocrenilabrinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreochromis (Genus) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreochromis mossambicus (Species)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreochromis Günther, 1889
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromis dumerilii Steindachner, 1864
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromis mossambicus Peters, 1852
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromis natalensis Weber, 1897
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromis niloticus var. mossambicus Peters, 1852
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChromis vorax Pfeffer, 1893
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCromis mossambicus Peters, 1852 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreochromis mossambica (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOreochromis mozambica (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarotherodon mossambica (Peters, 1852)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarotherodon mossambicum (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarotherodon mossambicus (Peters, 1852)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarotherodon mossambicus natalensis (Weber, 1897)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSarothredon mossambica (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTelapia mossambica (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia arnoldi Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia dumerili (Steindachner, 1864) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia dumerilii (Steindachner, 1864)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia mosambica (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia mossambica (Peters, 1852)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia mossambica mossambica (Peters, 1852)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia mossambicus (Peters, 1852)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia mozambique (Peters, 1852) (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia natalensis (Weber, 1897)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTilapia vorax (Pfeffer, 1893)
Source  basis of record Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2014). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]

Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique tilapia  [details]
Spanish Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editortilapia mosambica  [details]
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Caribbean Sea
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCaribbean Sea (introduced: alien[details]
Gulf of Mexico
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGulf of Mexico (introduced: alien[details]
United States
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorCalifornia (introduced: alien[details]
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorUnited States (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Madagascar
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMadagascar [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus acanthopagri Lin, Ho & Chen, 1994 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus epidemicus Hewitt, 1971 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus orientalis Gusev, 1951 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCaligus punctatus Shiino, 1955 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernaea tilapiae Harding, 1950 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLernaea barnimiana (Hartmann, 1865) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (83 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (21 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (910 nucleotides; 419 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in California (State) : Consumes native species (predator or herbivore) [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species impact in California (State) : Pathogen/parasite or carrier of a pathogen/parasite [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Occurs at temperatures ranging from 8°-42°C (Ref. 3). Lives in warm, weedy pools of sluggish streams, canals, and ponds (Ref. 5723). Is mainly diurnal. May form schools. Omnivorous, feeds on almost anything from algae to insects. Can be reared under hypersaline conditions (Ref. 4537). Marketed fresh and frozen (Ref. 9987). [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:218777
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=218777 on 2014-12-29
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