Redbreast tilapia

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Redbreast tilapia
Tilapia rendalli.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Coptodon[1]
Species: C. rendalli
Binomial name
Coptodon rendalli
(Boulenger, 1897)

The redbreast tilapia, Coptodon rendalli, is a species of fish in the Cichlidae family. It is found widely in Sub-Saharan Africa. Its natural habitats are freshwater lakes and freshwater marshes.[2] It is known as redbreast kurper in South Africa.[3]


  1. ^ Dunz, A.R. & Schliewen, U.K. (2013): Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as “Tilapia”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Available online 29 March 2013 doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.015
  2. ^ a b A. Awaïss, A. Azeroual, A. Getahun, M. Hanssens, P. Lalèyè, B. Marshall, T. Moelants, G. Ntakimazi & D. Tweddle (2010). "Tilapia rendalli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved March 22, 2012. 
  3. ^ Big Bass