Tilapiine in Oman on television

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Tilapiine in Oman on television

Post by melanotheron » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:49 am

Hi!

There is a series showing on the National Geographic television channel called 'The Great Human Race'. On episode 104 the people come to a stream in coastal, eastern Oman. The stream is full of a Tilapiine cichlid and there are some fleeting, but nice views of them, both in and out of breeding colors. Does anyone know what species this might be? Native or introduced? It's an attractive fish. Check it out! The place looks like paradise!
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Tilapiine in Oman on television

Post by EC » Fri Mar 18, 2016 8:09 pm

Hi,
all introduced.

Ciao Enrico

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Re: Tilapiine in Oman on television

Post by Darrell Ullisch » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:27 pm

More likely Saratherodon galileus. Native throughout that region.
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Re: Tilapiine in Oman on television

Post by Philippe Burnel » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:48 pm

Folowing fishbase there are 2cichlids : aureus and galilaeus the 2 are introduced
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Re: Tilapiine in Oman on television

Post by melanotheron » Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:24 am

Thanks to all for the good information! Greatly appreciated. So it appears the blue / black blotched fish eating the fig might be male galilaeus with piebald coloration? They are again, very attractive what ever they might be.
Thanks again!
Jim

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