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Oreochromis leucostictus (Blue spotted tilapia)

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Wikipedia Abstract

Oreochromis leucostictus is a species of cichlid originally native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Uganda. It has now been introduced widely in central Africa and is accused of having a negative ecological impact in some areas where introduced. This species can reach a length of 36.3 centimetres (14.3 in) SL. This species can also be found in the aquarium trade and experiments aimed at farming this species have been conducted.
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Attributes

Brood Dispersal [1]  On/In self

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kibale National Park II 196202 Uganda

Predators

Homo sapiens (man)[2]

Consumers

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Distribution

Africa-Inland Waters; Africa: Lakes Edward, George and Albert and affluent rivers and streams of these lakes and of the Semliki River; tributaries of the Aswa River (possible introduction). Introduced from Lake Albert to Lake Victoria and fish ponds in catchment (Ref. 4967).; Africa: Lakes Edward, George and Albert and affluent rivers and streams of these lakes and of the Semliki River; tributaries of the Aswa River (possible introduction). Introduced from Lake Albert to Lake Victoria and fish ponds in catchment (Ref. 4967). Several countries report adverse ecological impact after introduction.; Burundi; Congo, Dem. Rep. of the; Ethiopian; Kenya; Kivu; Lake Tanganyika; Lake Victoria; Rwanda; Tanzania, United Rep. of; Uganda;

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1Welcomme, R. L. (1967), The relationship between fecundity and fertility in the mouthbrooding cichlid fish Tilapia leucosticta. Journal of Zoology, 151: 453–468
2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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