Alcolapia alcalica

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Alcolapia alcalica
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Alcolapia
A. alcalica
Binomial name
Alcolapia alcalica
(Hilgendorf, 1905)
  • Tilapia alcalica Hilgendorf, 1905
  • Oreochromis alcalicus (Hilgendorf, 1905)

Alcolapia alcalica, the Common Natron tilapia[2] or soda cichlid[3] is an endangered species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is endemic to the hypersaline, warm Lake Natron, its drainage and the Shombole Swamps in Kenya and Tanzania.[1]


  1. ^ a b Bayona, J.D.R. (2006). "Alcolapia alcalicus". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60452A12368336. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Alcolapia alcalica" in FishBase. October 2018 version.
  3. ^ "Alcolapia alcalica (HILGENDORF, 1905) Soda Cichlid". SeriouslyFish. Retrieved 3 February 2019.

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