Lake Chala tilapia

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Lake Chala tilapia
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Oreochromis
Species: O. hunteri
Binomial name
Oreochromis hunteri
Günther, 1889
  • Sarotherodon hunteri (Günther, 1889)
  • Tilapia hunteri (Günther, 1889)

The Lake Chala tilapia (Oreochromis hunteri) is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Chala a crater lake on the border of Kenya and Tanzania. This species can reach a length of 30 centimetres (12 in) SL.[2]


  1. ^ Bayona, J.D.R., Odhiambo, E.A. & Hanssens, M. 2006. Oreochromis hunteri. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. Archived 27 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Downloaded on 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Oreochromis hunteri" in FishBase. April 2013 version.