Aquaculture Magazine


Features Genetic effects influencing salinity tolerance in tilapia (Oreochromis) . Most commercially utilized tilapia varieties around the globe are derived from the Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, or its hybrids with blue tilapia, Oreochromis aureus, and most exhibit limited salinity tolerance. In contrast, the Mozambique tilapia, Oreochromis mossambicus is widely recognized as among the most salinity-tolerant tilapia species. However, most strains of this fish exhibit commercially unacceptable growth rates and small size at maturity.

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