Oreochromis andersonii

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Oreochromis andersonii
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Oreochromis
Species: O. andersonii
Binomial name
Oreochromis andersonii
(Castelnau, 1861)
Synonyms
  • Chromys andersonii Castelnau, 1861
  • Sarotherodon andersonii (Castelnau, 1861)
  • Tilapia andersonii (Castelnau, 1861)
  • Tilapia kafuensis Boulenger, 1912

Oreochromis andersonii, the three-spotted tilapia, threespot tilapia, or threespot bream, is a species of cichlid native to Africa, where it is found in rivers and swamps in the southern half of the continent. This species reaches a length of 61 cm (24 in). It is important to local commercial fisheries, as well as being commercially farmed. It is also popular as a gamefish.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ D. Tweddle & Marshall, B.E. 2007. Oreochromis andersonii. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. www.iucnredlist.org Archived 27 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.. Downloaded on 7 May 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Oreochromis andersonii" in FishBase. April 2013 version.