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Fish Species Description

Tilapia species

Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia spp.

Classification

Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Alternate Names: Nile tilapia, Mozambique tilapia, blue tilapia

Status: Introduced


Brackish, freshwater

tilapia species Region Map

Notes:

Species-level identification of Tilapiane cichlids is very difficult and voucher species should be retained to document new records.


Basin Distribution in Georgia:

In Georgia, occurs in the Chattahoochee, Flint, Satilla, and Savannah River basins.



Additional Information from
Georgia Department of Natural Resources:


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