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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-215

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-215Tilapias neiFrom fishbase.org, the following tilapia species are used in aquaculture:

Longfin tilapia ( Oreochromis macrochir ) Max published length: 43 cm.

Three spotted tilapia ( Oreochromis andersonii ) Max published weight: 4710 Max published length: 61 cm TL.

Mozambique tilapia ( Oreochromis mossambicus ) Max published weight: 1130 Max published length: 39 cm SL.

Blue tilapia ( Oreochromis aureus ) Max published weight: 2010 Max published length: 45.7 cm TL.

Sabaki tilapia ( Oreochromis spilurus spilurus ) Max published length: 19.2 cm SL.

Redbelly tilapia ( Tilapia zillii ) Max published weight: 300 Max published length: 40 cm SL.

Nile tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus niloticus ) Max published weight: 4324 Max published length: 60 cm SL.

Redbreast tilapia ( Tilapia rendalli ) Max published weight: 2500 Max published length: 45 cm TL.

Banded tilapia ( Tilapia sparrmanii ) Max published weight: 445 Max published length: 23.5 cm TL.

Mango tilapia ( Sarotherodon galilaeus galilaeus ) Max published weight: 1618 Max published length: 34 cm SL.

Guinean tilapia ( Tilapia guineensis ) Max published length: 30 cm SL.

Blackchin tilapia ( Sarotherodon melanotheron melanotheron ) Max published length: 28 cm SL.

Oreochromis urolepis hornorum Max published length: 24 cm SL.

Oreochromis shiranus shiranus Max published length: 39 cm SL.

Wami tilapia ( Oreochromis urolepis urolepis ) Max published length: 44 cm SL.

Oreochromis spilurus is taken as the smallest and Oreochromis niloticus taken as the largest since market size data was not avaialbe for Oreochromis andersonii.