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Tilapia  Smith, 1840
Taxonomic Serial No.: 169809

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): African mouthbrooders [English]
    speckled tilapias [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2004   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons ŕ nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderPerciformes  – perch-like fishes  
                               SuborderLabroidei  – parrotfishes, rainbowfishes, wrasses, labres, poissons-perroquets  
                                  FamilyCichlidae  – cichlids, cichlidés, tilapias y mojarras de agua dulce  
                                     GenusTilapia Smith, 1840 – African mouthbrooders, speckled tilapias  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Tilapia bakossiorum Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia baloni Trewavas and Stewart, 1975  
                                        Species Tilapia bemini Thys van den Audenaerde, 1972  
                                        Species Tilapia bilineata Pellegrin, 1900  
                                        Species Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger, 1911  
                                        Species Tilapia busumana (Günther, 1903)  
                                        Species Tilapia buttikoferi (Hubrecht, 1881)  
                                        Species Tilapia bythobates Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia cabrae Boulenger, 1899  
                                        Species Tilapia cameronensis Holly, 1927  
                                        Species Tilapia camerunensis Lönnberg, 1903  
                                        Species Tilapia cessiana Thys van den Audenaerde, 1968  
                                        Species Tilapia coffea Thys van den Audenaerde, 1970  
                                        Species Tilapia congica Poll and Thys van den Audenaerde, 1960  
                                        Species Tilapia dageti Thys van den Audenaerde, 1971  
                                        Species Tilapia deckerti Thys van den Audenaerde, 1967  
                                        Species Tilapia discolor (Günther, 1903)  
                                        Species Tilapia flava Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia guinasana Trewavas, 1936  
                                        Species Tilapia guineensis (Günther, 1862)  
                                        Species Tilapia gutturosa Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia hunteri (Günther, 1889)  
                                        Species Tilapia imbriferna Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia ismailiaensis Mekkawy, 1995  
                                        Species Tilapia jallae (Boulenger, 1896)  
                                        Species Tilapia joka Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969  
                                        Species Tilapia kottae Lönnberg, 1904  
                                        Species Tilapia louka Thys van den Audenaerde, 1969  
                                        Species Tilapia margaritacea Boulenger, 1916  
                                        Species Tilapia mariae Boulenger, 1899 – spotted tilapia 
                                        Species Tilapia nigra (Günther, 1894)  
                                        Species Tilapia nyongana Thys van den Audenaerde, 1971  
                                        Species Tilapia rendalli (Boulenger, 1897) – redbreast tilapia, redbrested bream 
                                        Species Tilapia rheophila Daget, 1962  
                                        Species Tilapia ruweti (Poll and Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)  
                                        Species Tilapia snyderae Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia sparrmanii Smith, 1840  
                                        Species Tilapia spongotroktis Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia tholloni (Sauvage, 1884)  
                                        Species Tilapia thysi Stiassny, Schliewen and Dominey, 1992  
                                        Species Tilapia walteri Thys van den Audenaerde, 1968  
                                        Species Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848) – redbelly tilapia, Zilli's tilapia 

  Expert: Wayne C. Starnes  
  Notes: Research Curator of Fishes, North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Research Laboratory, 4301 Reedy Creek Rd., Raleigh, NC, 27607, USA   
  Reference for: Tilapia    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 13-May-2004, website (version 10-May-04)  
  Acquired: 2004   
  Reference for: Tilapia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Tilapia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2003   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2003) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Tilapia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Genera of Recent Fishes   
  Page(s): iii + 697   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, CA, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-23-8   
  Reference for: Tilapia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Shiino, Sueo M.  
  Publication Date: 1976   
  Article/Chapter Title: List of Common Names of Fishes of the World, Those Prevailing among English-speaking Nations   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Science Report of Shima Marineland, no. 4   
  Page(s): 262   
  Publisher: Shima Marineland   
  Publication Place: Kashikojima, Shima, Mie, Japan   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0385-1109   
  Reference for: Tilapia   

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