Jipe tilapia

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Jipe tilapia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Oreochromis
Species: O. jipe
Binomial name
Oreochromis jipe
(R. H. Lowe, 1955)
  • Tilapia jipe R. H. Lowe, 1955
  • Sarotherodon jipe (R. H. Lowe, 1955)
  • Tilapia girigan R. H. Lowe, 1955
  • Oreochromis pangani girigan (R. H. Lowe, 1955)
  • Sarotherodon girigan (R. H. Lowe, 1955)
  • Tilapia pangani R. H. Lowe, 1955
  • Oreochromis pangani (R. H. Lowe, 1955)
  • Oreochromis pangani pangani (R. H. Lowe, 1955)
  • Sarotherodon pangani (R. H. Lowe, 1955)

The Jipe tilapia (Oreochromis jipe) is a species of cichlid native to Kenya and Tanzania where it occurs in Lake Jipe and the Pangani River. This species can reach a length of 50 centimetres (20 in) SL. This species is important to local commercial fisheries.[2]


  1. ^ Bayona, J.D.R. & Hanssens, M. 2006. Oreochromis jipe. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Oreochromis jipe" in FishBase. April 2013 version.