Oreochromis aureus

Oreochromis aureus

FamilyScientific NameAuthorYearCommon Name
CichlidaeOreochromis aureus(Steindachner)1864Blue Tilapia

Unique Characters:  Lower limb of first gill arch with 21-26 rakers. No red on belly. No dark blotch in dorsal fin.

Similar Species:

Redbelly Tilapia Coptodon zillii. Lower limb of first gill arch with 8-12 rakers. Belly pink or red. Dark blotch on posterior base of dorsal fin. 

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