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tilapia

(təlä`pēə) or

St. Peter's fish,

a spiny-finned freshwater fish of the family Cichlidae, native chiefly to Africa and the Middle East. Fish of the genera Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia, all commonly known as tilapias, have laterally compressed bodies like those of sunfish, are fast growing, and tolerate brackish water. True tilapias are nest brooders, but species of the other genera incubate their eggs orally; one or both parents carry them in their mouths until (and for a short period after) the young hatch. They are economically important as food fishes, both in their native regions and elsewhere, where they have been introduced or are grown on fish farms. The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) may have been farmed in ancient Egypt, and the most commercially important tilapia of aquaculture are Oreochromis species and their hybrids. Tilapias have a mild-tasting flesh, but the skin has a bitter flavor. Tilapias are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, family Cichlidae.
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According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled "Tilapia Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024", the market size reached 6.4 Million Tons in 2018.
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Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is among the most popular farmed fish species over the world, comes only after the carps in supplying good quality protein food (FAO, 2012).
It is well known that the Chinese, everywhere, use all methods to rear tilapia, some of which are unacceptable, making the fish dangerous for human consumption.
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