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Oreochromis macrochir
(longfin tilapia)

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Oreochromis macrochir (longfin tilapia)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 13 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Oreochromis macrochir
  • Preferred Common Name
  • longfin tilapia
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Actinopterygii
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger, 1912)

Preferred Common Name

  • longfin tilapia

Other Scientific Names

  • Chromys chapmannii Castelnau, 1861
  • Chromys sparmanni Castelnau, 1861
  • Oreochromis macrochir macrochir (Boulenger, 1912)
  • Sarotherodon macrochir (Boulenger, 1912)
  • Tilapia alleni Fowler, 1931
  • Tilapia andersonii (non Castelnau)
  • Tilapia galilaea (non Linnaeus)
  • Tilapia intermedia Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
  • Tilapia kafuensis (non Boulenger, 1912)
  • Tilapia macrochir Boulenger, 1912
  • Tilapia natalensis (non Weber, 1897)
  • Tilapia nilotica (non Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Tilapia sheshekensis Gilchrist & Thompson, 1917
  • Tilapia squamipinnis (non Günther)

International Common Names

  • English: cichlid; greenhead bream; greenhead tilapia; green-head tilapia; green-headed bream; mango fish

Local Common Names

  • Angola: keji; khundu; mahumbwe; tshimbua
  • Ghana: akpakpodzie; didee
  • Namibia: groenkop-tilapia
  • Zambia: nkamba; pale

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Actinopterygii
  •                     Order: Perciformes
  •                         Family: Cichlidae
  •                             Genus: Oreochromis
  •                                 Species: Oreochromis macrochir

Invasive Species Threats

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Invasive SpeciesWhere ThreatenedMechanismReferencesNotes
Oreochromis niloticus (Nile tilapia)Competition; Competition - monopolizing resources