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Oreochromis niloticus is a species of ray-finned fishes in the family Cichlidae. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Ghana, Kenya, Eritrea, Rwenzori Range, Uganda, Angola, Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Gambia River, Chad, Nigeria, Senegal River, Africa, Ethiopia, Niger River, and River Nile. Individuals can grow to 60.0 cm. They have sexual reproduction.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Oreochromis niloticus (Linnaeus 1758). View this species on GBIF