Tilapia busumana

Tilapia busumana is a species of cichlid native to Lake Bosumtwi, the Bia River Basin, the Pra River Basin and the Tano River Basin in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. This species can reach a length of 18 centimetres (7.1 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[2] In 2013, research published by Dunz & Schliewen indicated that this species does not belong in the genus Tilapia, but is rather closer to "Steatocranus" irvinei (itself not related to the remaining Steatocranus) and Gobiocichla. It is currently retained in Tilapia pending further research.[3]

Tilapia busumana
Chromis busumanus.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
Genus: Tilapia
T. busumana
Binomial name
Tilapia busumana
(Günther, 1903)
  • Tilapia fossilis White, 1937
  • Chromis busumanus Günther, 1903


  1. ^ Dankwa, H. (2020). "Tilapia busumana". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2020: e.T183007A134883020.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Tilapia busumana" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
  3. ^ Dunz, A.R., and Schliewen, U.K. (2013). Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the haplotilapiine cichlid fishes formerly referred to as “Tilapia”. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, online 29 March 2013. ‹See Tfd›doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.03.015

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