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Alcolapia alcalica 2 - Berlin aquarium - 20071102.jpg
Magadi Tilapia (A. alcalica)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Tribe: Tilapiini
Genus: Alcolapia
Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969
Type species
Tilapia grahami
Boulenger, 1912

Alcolapia is a genus of fishes in the Cichlidae family. Their native range is largely restricted to the hypersaline, warm Lake Natron and Lake Magadi in Kenya and Tanzania, although two species also have been introduced to Lake Nakuru.


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[1]

See also[edit]

  • Danakilia – another cichlid genus from warm, saline lakes in Africa.


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Alcolapia in FishBase. February 2013 version.