Mozambique tilapia

The Mozambique tilapia is laterally compressed, and has a deep body with long dorsal fins.

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The Mozambique tilapia lives in the benthopelagic, amphidromous, freshwater, brackish, depth range 1 - 12 m environment.

Mozambique Tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus Appearance and Identification: More

Juvenile Mozambique tilapia can alter their feeding periodicity based on the presence of a predator image\3. More

The Mozambique tilapia is laterally compressed, and has a deep body with long dorsal fins. The front part of the dorsal fin is the most inconvenient to handle because it has spines on it. More

Mozambique tilapia is a mouth brooder. Males construct nests in areas of sparse to moderately dense vegetation. Females mouth brood the young. There have been a few reports of males mouth brooding young (Bruton and Bolt, 1975; Arthington and Milton, 1986). More

The Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) PDF Print E-mail Habitat and geographical range Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) is native to Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa. More

The Mozambique Tilapia(Oreochromis mossamicus) was the first tilapia species from Thailand introduced in the Philippines in 1950. More

Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). Other Common Names: Java Tilapia. Common Tilapia. African Mouthbrooder. Mozambique Cichlid. Mozambique Mundruger. More

Mozambique Tilapia on fly in Par Lai Lake. Mozambique Tilapia on fly. Mozambique Tilapia on fly in Par Lai Lake. Mozambique Tilapia on fly. * Mozambique Tilapia on fly. * More

In Texas, it is legal to stock Mozambique Tilapia, in private waters. This fish is widely renowned for its fine eating qualities, but is not widely known as a pond management tool. More

Mozambique Tilapia Photos and Species Information for Fish Caught in Mexico See current, on-the-spot sportfishing reports and photographs of fish caught at Mexico's top vacation spots in this week's edition of "Mexico Fishing News" and see hundreds of other fish pictures and More

Mozambique tilapia are an African cichlid that has been stocked with much success in lakes and ponds in Texas for selective vegetation control and forage enhancement. More

The Mozambique tilapia can be regarded as an endemic fish species of southern Africa as it is distributed naturally only in southern Africa in the Limpopo River system and then all the rivers southwards that are running eastwards as far south as More

Mozambique Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus) Other common names: Java Tilapia. Common Tilapia. Identification: A large scaled and deep body with a concave head and large jaws. Spines on dorsal and anal fins. More

Mozambique tilapia may reach sexual maturity in as little as 3 months of age, when they seldom weigh more than 2 to 4 ounces (60 to 100 grams). In poorly fertilized ponds sexually mature Mozambique tilapia may be as small as 1/2 ounce (15 grams). More

Common names

African mouthbrooder in English
African perch in English
Bende in Venda (tshiVenḓa)
Blou kurper in Afrikaans
Blou-kurper in Afrikaans
Bloukurper in Afrikaans
Blue bream in English
blue tilapia in English
Cá Rô Phi den in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Rô Phi đen in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Common tilapia in English
Fai chau chak ue in Cantonese
Fai chau chak ue in Chinese (中文)
Gam san tsak in Cantonese
Gam san tsak in Chinese (中文)
Grootbekkurper in Afrikaans
Hawaiian perch in English
Hawaiian sunfish in English
Jahir in Batak
Jahir in Toba, Batak
Japanese fish in English
Java fish in English
Java tilapia in English
Jelebi meen in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Jilebi in Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ)
Kawasuzume in Japanese (日本語)
Khala in Venda (tshiVenḓa)
Kolathile-meen in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Kurper bream in English
Lapia in Creole, French
Lapia in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Largemouth kurper in English
Largemouth tilapia in English
Malea in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Maleya in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Mandapa in Mahl
Mocambique tilapia in English
Mojarra in English
Mojarra in Spanish (español)
Mosambiek-tilapia in Afrikaans
Mosambiekkurper in Afrikaans
Mosambik-Maulbrüter in German (Deutsch)
Mossambiekkurper in Afrikaans
Mossambik-Buntbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Mossambique tilapia in English
Mossambique-tilapia in Swedish (Svenska)
Mouth-brooder in English
Mozambikskaya tilapiya in Russian (русский язык)
Mozambique cichlid in English
Mozambique mouth-breeder in English
Mozambique mouth-brooder in English
Mozambique mouthbrooder in English
Mozambique tilapia in English
Mozambique tilapia, Mozambique mouthbrooder (German: Mosambik-Maulbrüter) in English
Mozambique-cichlide in Danish (dansk)
Mozambique-mundruger in Danish (dansk)
Mphende in Nyanja
Mujair in Bahasa Indonesia
Mujair in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Mujair in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Natalbaars in Dutch (Nederlands)
Natalbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Nkobue in Sena
Oreochromis mossambicus in Catalan (Català)
Oreochromis mossambicus in French (français)
Para para in Digo
redbelly tilapia in Unknown
Redfin tilapia in English
Rooivinkurper in Afrikaans
Thilapia in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
Thipende in Venda (tshiVenḓa)
Tilapia in English
Tilapia in Fijian (vosa Vakaviti)
Tilapia in French (français)
Tilapia in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Tilapia in Sinhalese (සිංහල)
Tilapia in Spanish (español)
Tilapia in Sranan
Tilapia in Tagalog
Tilapia in Tamil (தமிழ்)
Tilapia de Mozambique in Spanish (español)
Tilapia del Mozambique in Spanish (español)
Tilapia du Mozambique in French (français)
tilapia mosambica in Spanish (español)
Tilapia mozámbica in Spanish (español)
Tilápia-de-Moçambique in Portuguese (Português)
Tilapya in Creole, French
Trey tilapia khmao in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
Tshena in Venda (tshiVenḓa)
Tshikwea in Venda (tshiVenḓa)
Valkoleukatilapia in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Weißkehlbarsch in German (Deutsch)
Wu-Kuo yu in Chinese (中文)
Wu-Kuo yu in Mandarin Chinese
мозамбикская тиляпия in Russian (русский язык)
ஜிலேபி மீன் in Tamil (தமிழ்)
திலேப்பி in Tamil (தமிழ்)
കൊലതിലി മീന്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
തിലപിയ്  in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
തിലാപി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
തിലോപ്പി in Malayalam (മലയാളം)
カワスズメ(テイラピア) in Japanese (日本語)
南洋鯽仔 in Mandarin Chinese
南洋鲫仔 in Mandarin Chinese
南非非鯽 in Mandarin Chinese
南非非鲫 in Mandarin Chinese
在來吳郭魚 in Mandarin Chinese
在来吴郭鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
莫三鼻口孵魚 in Mandarin Chinese
莫三鼻口孵鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
莫桑比克口孵非鯽 in Mandarin Chinese
莫桑比克口孵非鲫 in Mandarin Chinese
莫桑比克帚齒非鯽 in Mandarin Chinese
莫桑比克帚齿非鲫 in Mandarin Chinese
莫桑比克非鯽 in Mandarin Chinese
莫桑比克非鲫 in Mandarin Chinese
非洲仔 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Perciformes
Family : Cichlidae
Genus : Oreochromis
Species : Oreochromis mossambicus
Authority : Peters, 1852