ENGLISH OF TILAPIA?
Somebody texted me the other night asking what is tilapia in the english language and at first was thinking a lot because there is no word I can associate Tilapia in english. So I just replied lets check the net and below is an except of what I found .
I also asked my brother this question and he answered me that in Ohio, when he ate in one of te restaurants there, he said that in the menu the word Tilipia is in there but somewhere in Italy they call their Tilapia as St. Peter’s fish as seen on the google search. Now I am confuse so I relied on the powerful wikipedia.
Here is from wikipedia : Tilapia is the common name for nearly a hundred species of cichlid fish from the tilapiine cichlid tribe. Tilapia inhabit a variety of fresh water habitats including shallow streams, ponds, rivers, lakes, and estuaries. Most tilapia are omnivorous with a preference for soft aquatic vegetation and detritus. Historically they have been of major importance in artisanal fishing in Africa and the Levant, and are of increasing importance in aquaculture (see tilapia in aquaculture). Tilapia often become problematic invasive species in new habitats, whether deliberately or accidentally introduced. (See tilapia as exotic species).The common name tilapia is based on the name of the cichlid genus Tilapia, which is itself a latinization of thiape, the Tswana word for “fish.” The genus name and term was first introduced by Scottish zoologist Andrew Smith in 1840.
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