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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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Temperatures suitable for tilapia are between 20 and 35C.
A consultant and manager of Premium Aquaculture, Mr Raju Govin, an Indian, said the demand for Tilapia globally was on the increase, stressing the need to boost local production.
Marine Collagen Peptides from the Skin of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus): Characterization and Wound Healing Evaluation.
In the 1980s, Guerrero, with his wife Luzviminda, formed a research and development company for the commercial production of tilapia sex reversal feed for easy application of the technology by fish farmers.
Semi-nested RT-PCR exhibited positive results using reported Tilapia Lake Virus [TiLV] primers.
For the past six years, our production has been going down in all species, such as milkfish, tilapia and seaweeds, to the extent that some of our neighbors who came later are now producing more than we do,' said Wilfredo Yap, executive director of the Santeh Aquaculture Science and Technology Foundation Inc.
En tal sentido, se establecio como objetivo del presente estudio evaluar el efecto de la extraccion manual de huevos de tilapia una vez por semana, sobre el numero recolectado y la fecundidad de las hembras, de acuerdo a la fase de desarrollo embrionario, en un plantel de reproductores del genero Oreochromis criados en tanques de concreto en una unidad de produccion (UP) piscicola en el estado Trujillo, Venezuela.
To date, there is little attention or no recorded research on the state of logistical management practices of Tilapia fish (in Malaysia) has appeared in the literature.
Other Nile tilapia strains exist almost in all freshwater bodies in SWHAEZ [5] but their performance in culture conditions is not known.
During 2015-2016, we investigated 32 outbreaks involving a large number of deaths of unknown cause among Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) and red hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis spp.