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CAAB: 37371005

Species Coptodon zillii (Gervais, 1848)

Zille's Cichlid, Redbelly Tilapia, Zilles Cichlid



Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Only considered to be established in the Chapman River, Geraldton, WA (28°44'S, 114°38'E), also recorded from Perth in 1975 but that population is reported to have been eradicated; tropical.

Introduced from west-central Africa.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


WA: Geraldton Sandplains (GS)

Distribution References

Ecological Descriptors

Lentic freshwater.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
27-Jul-2017 LABROIDEI 24-May-2017 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED