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ti·la·pi·a

 (tə-lä′pē-ə, -lā′-)
n.
Any of various cichlid fishes of the genera Tilapia, Oreochromis, and Sarotherodon, native to Africa and the Middle East and raised for food in many parts of the world.

[New Latin Tilapia, genus name, from Tswana tlhapi, fish.]

tilapia

(tɪˈlæpɪə; -ˈleɪ-)
n
(Animals) any mouthbrooding cichlid fish of the African freshwater genus Tilapia: used as food fishes
[C18: from New Latin]

ti•la•pi•a

(təˈlɑ pi ə, -ˈleɪ-)

n., pl. -pi•as.
any freshwater cichlid of the genus Tilapia, of African waters: an important food fish.
[< New Latin (1849)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tilapia - a genus of CichlidaeTilapia - a genus of Cichlidae      
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Translations

tilapia

nTilapia m, → Buntbarsch m
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En Venezuela, la reproduccion de tilapias se realiza en estanques al aire libre o en sistemas de tanques de concreto, generalmente con la utilizacion de una o dos variedades de reproductores (variedad Roja y Gris).
The hepatopancreas of these Nile tilapias showed a small tendency to be willing in cords or lobules as in mammals, in this aspect it is normal for teleosts.
Furthermore, information on growth performance of tilapias native to SWHAEZ like tilapia strainsfrom Kayumbu is scanty.
Las tilapias son susceptibles a infecciones de etiologias diversas, entre las que destacan especies de bacterias consideradas como patogenos facultativos u oportunistas, ya que son componentes normales de la flora de los peces y de su ambiente acuatico (Moreno et al, 2006).
Target samples are hybrid tilapia, which has become popular through collaborative program with world fish centre on Genetic Improvement of Farmed Tilapias as the GIFT.
En Colombia desde hace dos decadas se viene presentando un avance importante en la produccion a pequena y mediana escala de un hibrido de tilapias conocido como tilapia roja (Oreochromis ssp) en piscifactoria establecida en represas para generacion de energia.
Os exemplares de tilapia do Nilo (Orechromis niloticus), com peso medio de 650 g, foram obtidos da Unidade Demonstrativa de Cultivo de Tilapias em Gaiolas (Apodi, RN, Brasil)e abatidos por hipotermia, em agua com gelo, na proporcao 1:1 (agua:gelo; temperatura de aproximadamente 1[degrees]C).
They may be among the more aggressive, too, more apt than other tilapias to bite a bait or lure.
This study was conducted to examine the effects of varying salinity levels (0%0-30%0 with 5% increment) on breeding of red tilapia.
An adequate supply of high quality eggs and larvae is one of the major challenges facing the tilapia aquaculture industry (Lupatsh et al.