General Information
NameCichlidae (Tilapia)
Scientific NameCichlidae
DescriptionTilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia inhabit a variety of fresh water habitats, including shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes. Because of their large size, rapid growth, and palatability, tilapiine cichlids are the focus of major farming efforts, specifically various species of Oreochromis, Sarotherodon, and Tilapia, collectively known colloquially as tilapia. Like other large fish, they are a good source of protein and popular among artisanal and commercial fisheries. [Wikipedia]
Primary IDFOOD00699
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Classification
GroupAquatic foods
Sub-GroupFishes
Taxonomy
LineageSuperkingdom: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Metazoa
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Craniata
Superclass: Actinopterygii
Subclass: Neopterygii
Infraclass: Teleostei
Superorder: Cichlomorphae
Order: Cichliformes
Family: Cichlidae
ITIS ID169770
Wikipedia IDTilapia
Composition
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References
Content Reference— U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. 2008. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page.