Oreochromis tanganicae

Oreochromis tanganicae, the Tanganyika tilapia, is a species of cichlid endemic to Lake Tanganyika and the mouths of its larger affluent rivers. This species can reach a length of 42 centimetres (17 in) SL.[2]

Oreochromis tanganicae
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Oreochromis
O. tanganicae
Binomial name
Oreochromis tanganicae
(Günther, 1894)
  • Chromis tanganicae Günther, 1894
  • Neotilapia tanganicae (Günther, 1894)
  • Petrochromis tanganicae (Günther, 1894)
  • Sarotherodon tanganicae (Günther, 1894)
  • Tilapia tanganicae (Günther, 1894)
  • Petrochromis andersonii Boulenger, 1901
  • Neotilapia andersonii (Boulenger, 1901)


  1. ^ Ntakimazi, G. (2006). "Oreochromis tanganicae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2006: e.T60625A12387918. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2006.RLTS.T60625A12387918.en. Retrieved 16 November 2021.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer; Pauly, Daniel (eds.) (2013). "Oreochromis tanganicae" in FishBase. April 2013 version.