Authors: ROOZBEHAN KHAEFI, HAMID REZA ESMAEILI, HALIMEH ZAREIAN, SIAVASH Babaei
Abstract: This paper is the first record of the exotic cichlid, the redbelly tilapia, Tilapia zillii (Gervais, 1848), from natural freshwater bodies of Iran, which has most likely been deliberately released to enhance fish production. The new records extend the geographical distribution range of this exotic fish.
Keywords: Exotic fish, Tigris basin, Middle East, Iran
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