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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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Las especies de tilapia tienen 44 cromosomas sin diferencias en el tamano ni forma de los cromosomas sexuales (McAndrew et al.
Tanto los microsatelites como los marcadores SCAR son herramientas valiosas que deben ser evaluadas en las poblaciones con un plantel productivo y con mayor utilidad en un plantel orientado a la mejora genetica, como el de la Universidad Nacional de Trujillo, que cuenta con poblaciones de tilapia de linaje distinto, tilapia gris procedente de San Martin (Peru) y tilapia roja de TilAqua International (Paises Bajos).
La actividad reproductiva de las tilapias del genero Oreochromis ocurre durante todo el ano, si las condiciones ambientales lo permiten [25], y es influenciada por multiples factores.
En areas tropicales, la escasa variacion en la duracion de las horas luz del dia y de la temperatura ambiental (y del agua) a lo largo del ano determinan que los periodos de precipitacion y sequia (que a su vez determinan la abundancia y escases de alimentos) sean los que mayor influencia tienen en el desempeno reproductivo de las tilapias. Mientras que en climas subtropicales y en aquellos mas alejados del ecuador, la temperatura y fotoperiodos son los factores mas relevantes [1, 25].
Kubitza (2011) sugirio que valores de dureza total superiores a 150 mg/l CaC[O.sub.3] son tolerables para el desarrollo del cultivo de tilapias en sistemas BFT, mientras que Poleo et al.
Tilapia (Oreochromis spp.) is one of the most important fish in aquaculture worldwide (FAO, 2016).
Salt control in these culture systems is a serious task for maintaining life in all higher organisms like bony fish including tilapia or cichlids.
Tilapia is the third group of the most important farmed fish in the world, after carps and salmonids.
La tilapia es un pez de origen africano que habita mayoritariamente en las regiones tropicales.
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.
They reported that a dose of 0.10 g per 100 g dietary moringa leaf supplementation was sufficient as a hepatoprotective and stress-reducing agent in Nile tilapia. Pachanawan et al.