Oreochromis hornorum x Oreochromis aureus (Hybrid tilapia) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-100302 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 04 Aug 2009 last updated: 20 Jun 2012
Organism information
Oreochromis hornorum x Oreochromis aureus
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Cichlidae
Genus Oreochromis
Species hornorum x aureus
  • Hybrid tilapia
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Fish
Wild
Characteristics related to biosafety
Oreochromis hornorum: Africa
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Oreochromis aureus: Northern Africa and the Middle East
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Oreochromis hornorum:
Tropical; 22°C - 26°C

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Oreochromis aureus:
Tropical; 8°C - 30°C (Ref. 2); 35°N - 10°N

Both species listed as potential pests (see http://www.fishbase.org)
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Oreochromis hornorum:
Africa: Wami River system (Tanzania) and Zanzibar (possibly introduced). Widely introduced. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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Oreochromis aureus:
Africa and Eurasia: Jordan Valley, Lower Nile, Chad Basin, Benue, middle and upper Niger, Senegal River. Introduced in the oasis of Azraq (Jordan) as well as in warm water ponds of USA, South and Central America and South East Asia. At least one country reports adverse ecological impact after introduction.
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  • Food
Additional Information
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