The karomo (Oreochromis karomo) is a species of cichlid endemic to Tanzania, where it is found in the Malagarasi River basin. This species can reach a standard length of 28 cm (11 in). It is also considered an excellent food fish and is sought-after by commercial fisheries as well as being farmed.[2]

Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Oreochromis
O. karomo
Binomial name
Oreochromis karomo
(Poll, 1948)
  • Tilapia karomo Poll, 1948
  • Sarotherodon karomo (Poll, 1948)


  1. ^ Ntakimazi, G. (2006). "Oreochromis karomo". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60632A12389263. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60632A12389263.en.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Oreochromis karomo" in FishBase. April 2013 version.