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  • iris red; dark blotch opercle corner
    grey, flank 6 black blotches, central largest
    fins bluey spots, edges bluey
    Tilapia mariae, Spotted tilapia
    juve: 8 bars, basal spot front soft D
    male: dark, reddish front flank, soft D & C
    lower gill rakers 12-15
  • brown, 7-9 bars, operculum spot
    lower head & body, A & lower C red
    C pearl spots
    Tilapia rendalli, Redbreast tilapia
    D pearl spots, dark spot front base 1st rays
    juv: 5-7 dark bars, dark spot front base soft D
    lower gill rakers 7-10
  • body: 2 stripes + 8-9 bars
    black spot on operculum
    body & fins- pearl spots
    Tilapia zillii, Redbelly tilapia
    D dark blotch front rays
    male: dark bars, chin & belly reddish
    lower gill rakers 8-10