Cichlidae

Fricke, Ronald, Allen, Gerald R., Andréfouët, Serge, Chen, Wei-Jen, Hamel, Mélanie A., Laboute, Pierre, Mana, Ralph, Hui, Tan He, 2014, Checklist of the marine and estuarine fishes of Madang District, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific Ocean, with 820 new records, Zootaxa 3832 (1), pp. 1-247: 111

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3832.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:BAB612A4-03DB-4958-BEB1-92DE278FBB90

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/6A5BAE7A-DA79-FFE2-3AAA-FB0598E6FA5C

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Plazi

scientific name

Cichlidae
status

 

Cichlidae 

Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters, 1852)  — Mozambique tilapia

STATUS AT MADANG. Reported from Madang by Parenti & Allen (1991: 319).

DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT. Originally southeastern and southern Africa. Introduced worldwide into tropical freshwater habitats. Introduced, not native. Freshwater species  , but tolerates higher salinity.