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Oreochromis  Günther, 1889
Taxonomic Serial No.: 170014

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Alcolapia Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969
  Common Name(s): blue tilapias [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassOsteichthyes  – bony fishes, poissons osseux, osteíceto, peixe ósseo  
                      ClassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                         SubclassNeopterygii  – neopterygians  
                                  OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                                     SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                        FamilyCichlidae  – cichlids, cichlidés, tilapias y mojarras de agua dulce  
                                           GenusOreochromis Günther, 1889 – blue tilapias  
    Direct Children:  
                                              Species Oreochromis alcalica (Hilgendorf, 1905)  
                                              Species Oreochromis amphimelas (Hilgendorf, 1905)  
                                              Species Oreochromis andersonii (Castelnau, 1861)  
                                              Species Oreochromis angolensis (Trewavas, 1973)  
                                              Species Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner, 1864) – tilapia azul, blue tilapia 
                                              Species Oreochromis chungruruensis (Ahl, 1924)  
                                              Species Oreochromis esculentus (Graham, 1928)  
                                              Species Oreochromis grahami (Boulenger, 1912)  
                                              Species Oreochromis ismailiaensis Mekkawy, 1995  
                                              Species Oreochromis jipe (Lowe, 1955)  
                                              Species Oreochromis karomo (Poll, 1948)  
                                              Species Oreochromis karongae (Trewavas, 1941)  
                                              Species Oreochromis korogwe (Lowe, 1955)  
                                              Species Oreochromis latilabris Seegers and Tichy, 1999  
                                              Species Oreochromis lepidurus (Boulenger, 1899)  
                                              Species Oreochromis leucostictus (Trewavas, 1933)  
                                              Species Oreochromis lidole (Trewavas, 1941)  
                                              Species Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger, 1912) – greenheaded bream, longfin tilapia 
                                              Species Oreochromis malagarasi Trewavas, 1983  
                                              Species Oreochromis mortimeri (Trewavas, 1966)  
                                              Species Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852) – Mozambique mouth-breeder, Mozambique mouthbrooder, Mozambique tilapia, tilapia mosambica 
                                              Species Oreochromis mweruensis Trewavas, 1983  
                                              Species Oreochromis ndalalani Seegers and Tichy, 1999  
                                              Species Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus, 1758) – Nile mouthbreeder, tilapia del Nilo, Nile tilapia 
                                              Species Oreochromis pangani (Lowe, 1955)  
                                              Species Oreochromis placidus (Trewavas, 1941)  
                                              Species Oreochromis rukwaensis (Hilgendorf and Pappenheim, 1903)  
                                              Species Oreochromis saka (Lowe, 1953)  
                                              Species Oreochromis salinicola (Poll, 1948)  
                                              Species Oreochromis schwebischi (Sauvage, 1884)  
                                              Species Oreochromis shiranus Boulenger, 1897  
                                              Species Oreochromis spilurus (Günther, 1894)  
                                              Species Oreochromis squamipinnis (Günther, 1864)  
                                              Species Oreochromis tanganicae (Günther, 1894)  
                                              Species Oreochromis upembae (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1964)  
                                              Species Oreochromis urolepis (Norman, 1922) – Wami tilapia 
                                              Species Oreochromis variabilis (Boulenger, 1906)  

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Oreochromis    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Oreochromis   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Oreochromis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Oreochromis   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Oreochromis   

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