Tilapia zillii
Tilapia zillii
(Redbelly Tilapia)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID3192
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionTliapia zillii are primarily phytophagus, but also consume diatoms, volvocales, ostracods, verticellids, rotifers, copepods, cladocerans, hydrachnids, and insects such as Chironomida and Mosquito larvae. Vertebrate prey such as juvenile fish, Mosquitofish, and frog larvae may also be eaten.
Reference264
Great Lakes RegionNo
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