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Fish Species Description

Tilapia species

Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia spp.


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

Status: Introduced

Brackish, freshwater

tilapia species Region Map


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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