Male from Lake Victoria
A male of Oreochromis esculentus from Lake Victoria in the aquarium.Photo by Mark Smith. (22-Feb-2005). determiner Anton Lamboj

Family
Cichlidae

Sub-family
Pseudocrenilabrinae

Tribe
Oreochromini

Genus
Oreochromis

Status
valid


Last updated on:
16-Feb-2013

Oreochromis esculentus (Graham, 1928)


Original description as Tilapia esculenta:

ZooBank:15A17B30-8E74-471C-A7C7-303910A4AD97.

  • Graham, M.. 1928. "Tilapia esculenta, a new species of cichlid fish from the Victoria Nyanza, with notes on the habits of this species and the nearly-related Tilapia variabilis, Blgr". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 10) v. 2; n. 8. pp. 209-213 (crc01224)

Conservation: Oreochromis esculentus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2006).

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