Introduce Animals

Oreochromis niloticus

Nile Tilapia
LC
Least Concern
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2018
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SSN 24090
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

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Description

So far we know little about the species, apart from its appearance.

Habitats

No Description Suitability Seasonality
1
Artificial - Aquatic → Aquaculture Ponds
Suitable Unknown
2
Artificial - Aquatic → Canals and Drainage Channels, Ditches
Suitable Unknown
3
Artificial - Aquatic → Irrigated Land [includes irrigation channels]
Suitable Unknown
4
Artificial - Aquatic → Ponds [below 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
5
Artificial - Aquatic → Water Storage Areas [over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
6
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Brackish/Saline Lagoons/Marine Lakes
Marginal Unknown
7
Marine Coastal/Supratidal → Coastal Freshwater Lakes
Marginal Unknown
8
Marine Neritic → Estuaries
Marginal Unknown
9
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
10
Wetlands → Permanent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Suitable Unknown
11
Wetlands → Permanent Rivers, Streams, Creeks [includes waterfalls]
Suitable Unknown
12
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Lakes [over 8 ha]
Unknown Unknown
13
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent Freshwater Marshes/Pools [under 8 ha]
Unknown Unknown
14
Wetlands → Seasonal/Intermittent/Irregular Rivers, Streams, Creeks
Unknown Unknown
References : http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/classification-schemes/habitats-classification-scheme-ver3

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2018 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Location

by State Location
  • Selangor 1
Based on publications, specimens, and images

Specimen

Collection Center   Total
1

Biodiversity Experts

Profile
Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Amphibians
  • Dragonflies and Damselflies
  • Fishes
  • Reptiles
  • Biodiversity
  • Data Analysis
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • Living Modified Organism (LMO)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Protected Areas
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
Amy Then Yee Hui (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Seahorses (Ecology)
  • Mammals (Ecology)
  • Protected Areas
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
  • W
Annie Christianus (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Agriculture
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Water
  • PM
  • SBH
Aziz Bin Arshad (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Crustaceans (Taxonomy)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Crustaceans (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Marine & Coastal
  • PM
Charles Leh Moi Ung (Dr.)
Sarawak Museum Department (JMS)
  • Fishes
  • Turtle, Tortoise, and Terrapin
  • Crustaceans
  • Biodiversity
  • Science
  • SWK
Chong Ving Ching (Prof. Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
  • Fishes
  • Agriculture
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Environment
  • Biodiversity
  • PM
Haslawati Baharuddin (Dr.)
Fisheries Research Institute Malaysia (FRI)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Science
  • Conservation
Jeffrine Rovie Ryan Japning (Mr.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Monkeys
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Science
  • Technology
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
  • Reptiles (Ecology)
  • Amphibians (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • PM
Kayal Vizi Karuppannan (Mrs.)
Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
  • Elephants
  • Fishes
  • Mammals
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Molecular
  • Protected Areas
  • Digital Sequence Information (DSI)
  • PM
Khaironizam Md Zain (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes
  • Insects
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Science
  • PM
Khairul Adha Bin A. Rahim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Invasive Alien Species
Mohammad Noor Amal Azmai (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Environment
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • Microorganism
  • PM
  • SEA
Mohd Ilham Norhakim Lokman (Mr.)
  • Fishes
  • Fishes
  • Conservation
Mohd Shafiq Bin Zakeyuddin (Dr.)
TNB Research Sdn Bhd (TNBR)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Management
  • Tourism
  • PM
Seah Ying Giat (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes (Taxonomy)
  • Biodiversity
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (Prof. Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Crustaceans
  • Fishes
  • Molluscs
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Molecular
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
  • W
Siti Tafzilmeriam Sheikh Abdul Kadir (Mrs.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
  • Fishes
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Science
  • PM
  • SBH
  • SWK
  • SEA
Syaizwan Zahmir Zulkifli (Dr.)
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Birds (Ecology)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Molluscs (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Ecosystems
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Water
Zarul Hazrin Hashim (Dr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Fishes (Ecology)
  • Biodiversity
  • Conservation
  • Data Analysis
  • Ecosystems
  • Environment
  • Protected Areas
  • Water
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Climate Change
  • Invasive Alien Species
  • PM
  • SWK
PM - Peninsular Malaysia; SBH - Sabah; SWK - Sarawak; SEA - Southeast Asia; W - World;

References

Article
  1. Aqmal-Naser, M. & Ahmad, A. (2020). First report of the hybrid blood parrot cichlid from a rice agroecosystem in Seberang Perai Tengah, Penang, Peninsular Malaysia, with notes on syntopic Midas cichlid, Amphilophus citrinellus (Gunther, 1864). BioInvasions Records 9 (3): pp. 588-598 — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  2. Aqmal-Naser, M. & Ahmad, A. (2018). Ichthyofauna in Rice Agroecosystem at Seberang Perai Tengah, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia with Notes on the Introduced Species. Journal of Agrobiotechnology 9 (1): pp. 27-40
  3. Casey Ng, K.C., Abdullah, F., Biun, H., Ibrahim, M.K., Mustapha, S. & Sade, A. (2017). Review: A Working Checklist of the Freshwater Fish Diversity for Habitat Management and Conservation Work in Sabah, Malaysia, North Borneo. 18 (2): pp. 560-574
  4. Chong, V.C., Lee, P.K.Y. & Lau, C.M. (2010). Diversity, extinction risk and conservation of Malaysian fishes. Journal of Fish Biology 76 (9): pp. 2009-2066
Book
  1. Action Plan for Aquatic Invasive Alien Species in Malaysia, Issue/No. , 2007. Marine Fishery Resources Development and Management Department , Malaysia. pp. 1-53.
  2. National Action Plan on Invasive Alien Species 2021-2025, Issue/No. , 2021. Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry & Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, Malaysia. pp. 84. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  3. The State of World Fisheries and Aquaculture 2018 - Meeting the sustainable development goals, Issue/No. , 2018. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. pp. 227. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
  4. Ambak, M.A., Mansor, M.I., Zakaria, M.Z. & Mazlan, A.G. (2010). Fishes of Malaysia, Issue/No. . Penerbit UMT, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia. pp. 334.
  5. Yoshida, T, Motomura, H, Musikasinthorn, P & Matsuura, K. (2013). Fishes of Northern Gulf of Thailand, Volume 8, Issue/No. . National Museum of Nature and Science,Tsukuba. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature,Kyoto. Kagoshima University Museum, Kagoshima., Japan. pp. 239.

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Mrs. Aziemah Binti Kinan, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Ms. Nurfadzilah Bt Azmi, Ms. Nursyafiqa Madzlen, Ms. Nurul Fatinizzati Binti Abd Halim, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Photo credit :- Muhammad Rasul Abdullah Halim

Species Citation :- Oreochromis niloticus. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/24090. [Retrieved 28 June 2022].

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