Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)

Nile Tilapia are very very common in Thailand and stocked in most lakes ponds and fishing parks. Originally introduced

SCIENTIFIC CLASSIFICATION

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Perciformes
  • Family: Cichlidae
  • Genus: Oreochromis
  • Species: Oreochromis niloticus
Common names: Nile Tilapia, Mango fish Latin name: Oreochromis niloticus Thai name: Plah Nin (ปลานิล) Thailand status: Introduced Max size: 8kg (17.6lb) Diet: Omnivore - Plankton, Water plants, small fish, aquatic invertebrates Habitat: Freshwater / Brackish.