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Catalog of Fishes

Species that contain: Oreochromis and niloticus [ 13 ] records

baringoensis, Oreochromis niloticus Trewavas [E.] 1983:177, Fig. 61 [ ref. 20940] Baringo Lake, Kenya. Holotype: BMNH 1933.2.23.12. Paratypes: BMNH 1933.2.23.13-22 (10). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies baringoensis Trewavas 1983 as described -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:328 [ref. 20954], Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

calciati, Tilapia Gianferrari [L.] 1924:242, Fig. [Atti della Società Italiana di Scienze Naturali di Milano v. 63; ref. 15448] Setit [Tekeze] River, Eritrea, Ethiopia. Holotype (unique): MSNM 59 [ex MSNM 4312]. •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:331 [ref. 20954]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

cancellata, Tilapia Nichols [J. T.] 1923:2, Fig. 2 [American Museum Novitates No. 65; ref. 15414] Albano River about 60 [not 6] kilometers west of Addagalla, Harar Province, Ethiopia, East Africa. Holotype: AMNH 8187. Paratypes: AMNH 8203 (2). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies cancellatus (Nichols 1923) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:328 [ref. 20954]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

eduardiana, Tilapia Boulenger [G. A.] 1912:138 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 55); ref. 14832] Southeastern slope of Mt. Ruwenzori, Uganda, elevation 3200 feet. Syntypes: BMNH 1907.4.20.21-26 (6). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies eduardianus (Boulenger 1912) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:329 [ref. 20954], Poll & Gosse 1995:285 [ref. 24781]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

filoa, Oreochromis niloticus Trewavas [E.] 1983:167 [ ref. 20940] Hot springs of the Awash System, Ethiopia. Holotype: BMNH 1905.7.25.98. Paratypes: BMNH 1905.7.25.99 (1), 1968.11.11.1-5 (6). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies filoa Trewavas 1983 as described -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:330 [ref. 20954]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

guentheri, Chromis Steindachner [F.] 1864:228, Pl. 8 (figs. 3-4) [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 14; ref. 13938] West Africa. Syntypes: (several) NMW 32598 (?). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:331 [ref. 20954]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

inducta, Tilapia Trewavas [E.] 1933:317, Fig. 2 [The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology v. 38 (no. 259); ref. 16530] Lake Bunyoni, eastern Africa. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1933.2.23.121. •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), subspecies eduardianus (Boulenger 1912) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:329 [ref. 20954]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

nilotica, Perca Linnaeus [C.] 1758:290 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Nile River. Holotype: ?NRM LP 10. Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:254 [ref. 20707]. •Valid as Chromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Herrera 1896:59 [ref. 39336]). •Valid as Tilapia nilotica (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Uyeno & Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:190 [ref. 6441], Ye in Pan et al. 1991:416 [ref. 23876], Boschung 1992:150 [ref. 23239], Gamboa Pérez 1992:321 [ref. 38704]). •Valid as Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), valid subspecies niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Fermon et al. 2022:247 [ref. 39448]). •Valid as Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Trewavas 1982:12 [ref. 39521], Ortega & Vari 1986:20 [ref. 9708], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:538 [ref. 25598], Paugy & Bénech 1989:304 [ref. 26478], Coad 1991:21 [ref. 15702], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:330 [ref. 20954], Lévèque et al. 1991:145 [ref. 31367], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:760 [ref. 21590], Kottelat et al. 1993:123 [ref. 23448], Skelton 1993:330 [ref. 24071], Poll & Gosse 1995:284 [ref. 24781], Coad 1995:28 [ref. 23608], Mekkawy 1995:1 [ref. 23990], Zhu 1995:172, 206 [ref. 25213], Rainboth 1996:192 [ref. 22772], Coad 1996:86 [ref. 25304], Lee & Kim 1996:25 [ref. 25726], Cheng & Zhou 1997:309 [ref. 26385], Keith et al. 1999:102 [ref. 24548], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:173 [ref. 24760], Albertson et al. 1999:5108 [ref. 25258], Fuller et al. 1999:441 [ref. 25838], Dankwa et al. 1999:48 [ref. 28023], Nakabo 2000:916 [ref. 25182], Rafique 2000:327 [ref. 25220], Carpenter 2001:3336 [ref. 26131], Kottelat 2001:152 [ref. 25780], Sakai et al. 2001:102 [ref. 25693], Wang et al. 2001:241 [ref. 26566], Skelton 2001:330 [ref. 27406], De Vos et al. 2001:130, 132 [ref. 26059], Kim & Park 2002:342 [ref. 25913], Moyle 2002:422 [ref. 26449], Nakabo 2002:916 [ref. 26193], Roe et al. 2002:903 [ref. 26504], Choi et al. 2003:362, 630 [ref. 26218], Carpenter 2003:1693 [ref. 27092], Rafique et al. 2003:98 [ref. 27173], Mirza 2003:24 [ref. 27265], López et al. 2003:78 [ref. 27366], Hanel 2003:65 [ref. 27894], Nelson et al. 2004:153 [ref. 27807], Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087], Menni 2004:88 [ref. 28131], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:209 [ref. 28183], Fricke et al. 2007:92 [ref. 29533], Shrestha 2008:220 [ref. 29923], Fricke et al. 2009:77 [ref. 30213], Scharpf 2009:9 [ref. 30400], Minckley & Marsh 2009:267 [ref. 31114], Matamoros et al. 2009:21 [ref. 31241], Coad 2010:267 [ref. 36620], Page & Burr 2011:613 [ref. 31215], Marshall 2011:256 [ref. 31755], Angulo et al. 2013:1005 [ref. 33194], Kottelat 2013:374 [ref. 32989], McMahan et al. 2013:452 [ref. 32422], Page et al. 2013:156 [ref. 32708], Yoshida et al. 2013:172 [ref. 34464], Barriga Salazar 2014:118 [ref. 35745], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Koerber 2014:14 [ref. 33621], Litz & Koerber 2014:35 [ref. 33622], Ramos et al. 2014:5 [ref. 35321], Sarmiento et al. 2014:189 [ref. 35004], Barbieri et al. 2015:104 [ref. 35029], Çiçek et al. 2015:152 [ref. 35151], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:339 [ref. 34894], Mirande & Koerber 2015:59 [ref. 35117], Bertaco et al. 2016:435 [ref. 34561], Koeda et al. 2016:64 [ref. 35333], Melo et al. 2016:377 [ref. 35317], Miesen et al. 2016:91 [ref. 34492], Neumann et al. 2016:307 [ref. 35036], Nión et al. 2016:50 [ref. 35565] as niloticus niloticus, Schelly & Stiassny in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2710 [ref. 34618], Zhang et al. 2016:213 [ref. 34477], Costa et al. 2017:45 [ref. 35684], Labatos 2017:4 [ref. 36239] as niloticus niloticus, Bruton et al. 2018:110 [ref. 36373], Fricke et al. 2018:251 [ref. 35805], Robins et al. 2018:389 [ref. 35886], Romero-Berny et al. 2018:92 [ref. 35859], Ćaleta et al. 2019:184 [ref. 37026], González-Murcia et al. 2019:294 [ref. 36544], Lorenzoni et al. 2019:252 [ref. 37108], Louizi et al. 2019:98 [ref. 38351], Ng et al. 2019:536 [ref. 36606], Skelton 2019:229 [ref. 36564], Angulo et al. 2020:6 [ref. 37425], Azevedo-Santos et al. 2020:6 [ref. 39606], Çiçek et al. 2020:257 [ref. 37644], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2020:255 [ref. 37983], Kisekelwa et al. 2020:[11] 710 [ref. 38315], López-Segovia et al. 2020:111 [ref. 38151], Reis et al. 2020:473 [ref. 38364], Rodríguez-Barrera et al. 2020:45 [ref. 37800], Silva et al. 2020:15 [ref. 37809], Angulo 2021:11 [ref. 38913], Bandjolu et al. 2021:4 [ref. 38801], Fu et al. 2021:9573 [ref. 39347], Munene et al. 2021:25 [ref. 39283], Taki et al. 2021:368 [ref. 39830], Al-Faisal et al. 2022:1409 [ref. 39565], Brandão et al. 2022:209 [ref. 40464], Çiçek et al. 2022:4 [ref. 38985], Esmaeili et al. 2022:489 [ref. 39253], Gómez-Martínez et al. 2022:243 [ref. 39506], Jamaluddin et al. 2022:[7] [ref. 39245], Koerber et al. 2022:69 [ref. 39235], Mamilov et al. 2022:102 [85] [ref. 40404], Meza-Vargas et al. 2022:4 [ref. 39566], Walsh et al. 2022:[6] [ref. 39281], Akoth et al. 2023:15 [ref. 40069], Angulo et al. 2023:54 [ref. 40676], Bertaco & Azevedo 2023:3 [ref. 39997], Bertaco et al. 2023:8 [ref. 40740], Carvalho-Filho 2023:197 [ref. 40480], Chan et al. 2023:146 [ref. 40365], Çiçek et al. 2023:467 [ref. 40601], Çiçek et al. 2023:29 [ref. 40616], Çiçek et al. 2023:436 [ref. 40625], Esmaeili & Hamidan 2023:217 [ref. 40377], Jamandre 2023:164 [ref. 40455], Saad et al. 2023:39 [ref. 40501], Shumka et al. 2023:38 [ref. 40747], Vieira et al. 2023:18 [ref. 40759], Çiçek et al. 2024:333 [ref. 40789], Escobar Camacho et al. 2024:8 [ref. 40892] as Oreochormis niloticus). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: North and northeast Africa. Widely introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

regani, Tilapia Poll [M.] 1932:32, Pls. 1 (fig. 2), 2 (fig. 2) [Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines v. 23 (no. 1); ref. 16519] Kissenyi, Lake Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Holotype: MRAC 20811. Paratypes: MRAC 20812-13 (2), 20995-97 (3), 21053-55 (3). Type catalog: Derijst 1991:70 [ref. 21528]. •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), subspecies eduardianus (Boulenger 1912) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:329 [ref. 20954], Poll & Gosse 1995:285 [ref. 24781] with question). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

sugutae, Oreochromis niloticus Trewavas [E.] 1983:179 [ ref. 20940] Soda Springs at Karpeddo, Suguta system, Kenya. Holotype: BMNH 1967.6.14.1. Paratypes: BMNH 1967.6.14.2 (1, allotype), 1967.6.14.3-13 (11), BMNH (13). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies sugutae Trewavas 1983 as described -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:333 [ref. 20954], Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

tana, Oreochromis niloticus Seyoum [S.] & Kornfield [I.] 1992:2163 [Canadian Journal of Zoology v. 70; ref. 21188] Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Holotype: BMNH 1968.9.11.9. Additional material: (4). •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies tana Seyoum & Kornfield 1992 as described. Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

triacantha, Chromis Bowdich [S. L.] 1825:235, Fig. 52 [Fishes of Madeira; ref. 590] Gambia River. No types known. •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Parenti 2019:7 [ref. 36934]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: marine.

vulcani, Tilapia Trewavas [E.] 1933:315, Fig. 1 [The Journal of the Linnean Society of London. Zoology v. 38 (no. 259); ref. 16530] Crater Lake A of Central Island, Lake Rudolf [Lake Turkana], Kenya. Syntypes: (7) BMNH 1933.2.23.71-76 (7?). Additional material: BMNH 1933.2.23.78-85 (8, young). Tilapia crassispina Arambourg 1948, based on fossils, is also referred to the subspecies vulcani by Trewavas & Teugels 1991:334 [ref. 20954]. •Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies vulcani Trewavas 1933 -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:334 [ref. 20954], Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087], Çiçek et al. 2024:333 [ref. 40789]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.


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