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Tilapia  Smith, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 169809

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): African mouthbrooders [English]
 
    speckled 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  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                      ClassTeleostei   
                         SuperorderAcanthopterygii   
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                  FamilyCichlidae  – cichlids, cichlidés, tilapias y mojarras de agua dulce  
                                     GenusTilapia Smith, 1840 – African mouthbrooders, speckled tilapias  
    Direct Children:  
                                        SpeciesTilapia bakossiorum Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia baloni Trewavas and Stewart, 1975  
                                        SpeciesTilapia bemini Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972  
                                        SpeciesTilapia bilineata Pellegrin, 1900  
                                        SpeciesTilapia brevimanus Boulenger, 1911  
                                        SpeciesTilapia busumana (Günther, 1903)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia buttikoferi (Hubrecht, 1881)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia bythobates Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia cabrae Boulenger, 1899  
                                        SpeciesTilapia cameronensis Holly, 1927  
                                        SpeciesTilapia camerunensis Lönnberg, 1903  
                                        SpeciesTilapia cessiana Thys van den Audenaerde, 1968  
                                        SpeciesTilapia coffea Thys van den Audenaerde, 1970  
                                        SpeciesTilapia congica Poll and Thys van den Audenaerde, 1960  
                                        SpeciesTilapia dageti Thys van den Audenaerde, 1971  
                                        SpeciesTilapia deckerti Thys van den Audenaerde, 1967  
                                        SpeciesTilapia discolor (Günther, 1903)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia flava Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia guinasana Trewavas, 1936  
                                        SpeciesTilapia guineensis (Günther, 1862)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia gutturosa Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia hunteri (Günther, 1889)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia imbriferna Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia ismailiaensis Mekkawy, 1995  
                                        SpeciesTilapia jallae (Boulenger, 1896)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia joka Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969  
                                        SpeciesTilapia kottae Lönnberg, 1904  
                                        SpeciesTilapia louka Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969  
                                        SpeciesTilapia margaritacea Boulenger, 1916  
                                        SpeciesTilapia mariae Boulenger, 1899 – spotted tilapia 
                                        SpeciesTilapia nigra (Günther, 1894)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia nyongana Thys van den Audenaerde, 1971  
                                        SpeciesTilapia rendalli (Boulenger, 1897) – redbreast tilapia, redbrested bream 
                                        SpeciesTilapia rheophila Daget, 1962  
                                        SpeciesTilapia ruweti (Poll and Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia snyderae Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia sparrmanii Smith, 1840  
                                        SpeciesTilapia spongotroktis Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia tholloni (Sauvage, 1884)  
                                        SpeciesTilapia thysi Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        SpeciesTilapia walteri Thys van den Audenaerde, 1968  
                                        SpeciesTilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848) – redbelly tilapia, Zilli's tilapia 
       

 References
       
  Expert(s):    
  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: Tilapia    
       
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Notes: http://www.calacademy.org/research/ichthyology/catalog/   
  Reference for: Tilapia   
       
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tilapia   
       
  Publication(s):    
  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   
  Page(s):    
  Publisher:    
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Tilapia   
       
  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   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tilapia   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.   
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Notes:    
  Reference for: Tilapia   
       

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