family Cichlidae

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: Cichlidae - cichlids
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
cichlid, cichlid fish - freshwater fishes of tropical America and Africa and Asia similar to American sunfishes; some are food fishes; many small ones are popular in aquariums
genus Tilapia, Tilapia - a genus of Cichlidae
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Tilapia belongs to the family Cichlidae' and is largely freshwater fish which dwells in shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes.
pardalis 2 6.3 0.02 Order Perciformes SuperOrder Percoidei Family Sciaenidae Pachyurus francisci (Cuvier, 1830)* (NT) -- -- -- SuperOrder Labroidei Family Cichlidae Subfamily Pseudocrenilabrinae Coptodon rendalli (Boulenger, 1897)** -- -- -- Subfamily Cichlinae Cichlasoma sanctifranciscense Kullander, 1983 11 70.7 1.50 Crenicichla aff.
The study further indicated that the population of many endemic and commercially important fish species has declined while the exotic family Cichlidae representative of three species (Oreochromis mossambicus, Oreochromis aureus and Oreochromis niloticus) has become well established in the study area.
Fish of the genus Cichla belong to the order Perciformes and the family Cichlidae, popularly known in Brazil as peacock bass (Tucunare).
Of particular concern are members of the family Cichlidae which are native to Africa and the neotropics.
The Family Cichlidae is endemic to Africa and it includes many commercially important fish species notable among them is Oreochromis niloticus.
Of a total of 45 fish individuals, the common carp (belonging to the family Cyprinidae; 71.1%, N 32) was the most common species followed by goldfish Carassius auratus (belonging to the family Cyprinidae; 8.9%, N = 4), tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus (belonging to the family Cichlidae; 6.7%, N 3) and large mouth bass Micropterus salmoides (belonging to the family Centrarchidae; 2.2%, N 1), whereas the rest remainded unidentified (11.1%, N = 5).