genus Tilapia

noun
a genus of Cichlidae
Syn: ↑Tilapia
Hypernyms: ↑fish genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Cichlidae, ↑family Cichlidae

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  • tilapia — [tə lä′pē ə, təlā′pē ə] n. any of a genus (Tilapia) of African cichlid fishes, often introduced into lakes or rivers because they are valuable food fishes that control the growth of algae …   English World dictionary

  • Tilapia — This article is about the fish that fall under the term tilapia in common usage. For species belonging to the genus Tilapia, see Tilapia (genus). Tilapia Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus niloticus) Scient …   Wikipedia

  • Tilapia (genus) — Taxobox | name = Tilapia image caption= Zebra tilapia, Tilapia buttikoferi image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Cichlidae subfamilia = Pseudocrenilabrinae tribus = Tilapiini …   Wikipedia

  • Tilapia in aquaculture — Because of their large size, rapid growth, and palatability, a number of tilapiine cichlids are at the focus of major aquaculture efforts, specifically various species of Oreochromis , Sarotherodon , and Tilapia , collectively known colloquially… …   Wikipedia

  • Tilapia as exotic species — A number of tilapiine cichlids that are native to Africa and the Levant have been widely introduced into tropical fresh and brackish waters around the world. In some cases, the introductions were deliberate, for example to control invasive… …   Wikipedia

  • tilapia — /teuh lah pee euh, lay /, n. any freshwater cichlid of the genus Tilapia, of African waters: an important food fish. [ < NL (1849); ulterior orig. uncert.] * * * Any of numerous, mostly freshwater, fish species (genus Tilapia, family Cichlidae),… …   Universalium

  • Tilapia buttikoferi — Taxobox name = Zebra Tilapia image width = 240px image caption = A Zebra Tilapia in an aquarium regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Cichlidae genus = Tilapia species = T. buttikoferi binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Tilapia bakossiorum — Taxobox name = Tilapia bakossiorum status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Cichlidae genus = Tilapia species = T. bakossiorum binomial = Tilapia bakossiorum… …   Wikipedia

  • Tilapia bemini — Taxobox name = Tilapia bemini status = VU | status system = IUCN2.3 regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Cichlidae genus = Tilapia species = T. bemini binomial = Tilapia bemini binomial… …   Wikipedia

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