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Sarotherodon melanotheron (blackchin tilapia)


Wikipedia Abstract

The blackchin tilapia (Sarotherodon melanotheron) is a species of cichlid native to west Africa. It has also become an invasive species in Florida.
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Adult Length [2]  11 inches (28 cm)
Brood Dispersal [2]  On/In self
Litter Size [2]  400
Nocturnal [1]  Yes
Water Biome [1]  Coastal, Brackish Water
Diet [1]  Herbivore, Planktivore, Detritivore


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Florida Peninsula United States Nearctic Tropical and Subtropical Coastal Rivers    
Hawaiian Islands United States Oceania Oceanic Islands    

Prey / Diet

Boiga dendrophila (Gold-ringed Cat Snake, Mangrove Snake)[3]




Africa-Inland Waters; America, North - Inland waters; Asia - Inland waters; Cambodia; Casamance River; Ethiopian; Gambia; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Géba; Konkouré; Liberia; Mauritania; Nearctic; Oriental; Rokel River; Saloum; Senegal; Sierra Leone; USA (contiguous states);

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
3Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
4Food niche segregation between the Malachite Kingfisher, Alcedo cristata, and the Pied Kingfisher, Ceryle rudis, at Lake Nokoué, Bénin, Roland Libois and Arnaud Laudelout, Ostrich 2004, 75(1&2): 32–38
5Comparative analysis of trophic structure and interactions of two tropical lagoons, M.C. Villanueva, P. Lalèyè, J.-J. Albaret, R. Laë, L. Tito de Morais and J. Moreau, Ecological Modelling, Vol. 197, Issues 3-4 , 25 August 2006, P. 461-477
6Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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