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15:22 Jun 11, 2001
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Italian term or phrase: tilapia

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naScusate l'intromissione
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Kara Bacchi
nama non l'avevamo gia' tradotto dall'inglese
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Vidmantas Stilius



10 mins

Known for its fine texture and mild flavor, tilapia is often compared to flounder. Yet many actually prefer the slightly sweeter taste of tilapia to flounder.

This dish is tasty, crunchy treat that has all the crispiness of fried fish, but no added oil from frying so it´s low in fat. Even better, it´s quick and easy.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes per inch of thickness
Nutritional information: 205 calories; 5 grams of fat


1-1/2 lobs. of tilapia (may also use catfish, cod, orange roughy, haddock)
1 cup crushed, unsweetened flake cereal, such as corn flakes
2-1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 egg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

www.topsmarkets.com/Fresh_Ideas/Spring_01/20_Minute_Tilapia... 20_minute_tilapia.html

But scientifically...
Tilapia in South Florida
South Florida's artificial waterways and adjacent fresh waters are home to about 50 species of fish. Of these, approximately one quarter are exotic or non-native. Most of the locally established exotics are cichlids. Most of these apparently originated either from deliberate releases by hobbyists or as escapes from the numerous fish breeders that operate in peninsular Florida.

Tilapia, especially the Spotted Tilapia, T. mariae are estimated to account for over 20% of the total freshwater fish population in Dade County. In annual census, they represent by weight, over 25% of the fish community in the artificial waterways. Spotted Tilapia is the most common exotic fish species encountered in Dade County and southern Florida.

The common name Tilapia refers to several genera of fishes of the Family Cichlidae, Order Perciformes, originating in Africa and Asia. These genera are Sarotherodon, Oreochromis, and Tilapia. Some species such as the Mozambique Tilapia O. mossambicus are mouthbrooders. Tilapia will excavate a nest on gravel or marl bottom and defend the site against interlopers. At these times any material that settles on the nest site will be removed by the parent who may expel water to propel the material off the site. As with many cichlid species, both parents protect the nest and young. Blue and Mozambique Tilapia may become quite aggressive and will chase trespassers 20 or 30 feet from the nest before returning to patrol. During breeding season Tilapia erect nests in the shallow areas along shorelines. Spawning begins when water temperatures reach 20° C.

Tilapia have been cultivated for centuries in various parts of the world. Florida licenses the possession and cultivation of 3 species and several hybrids. These are O. aureus, O. hornanum and O. mossambicus. Several south Dade farms were cultivating the Blue Tilapia O. Aureus until 1992 until Hurricane Andrew destroyed stocks. Elsewhere in Florida some farms use all male hybrids of O. hornanum X mossambicus. that reportedly are easier to handle and process than wild fish.

In Everglades National Park, Blue Tilapia, O. Aureus compete with Largemouth Bass, Micropterus salmoides for nesting sites. Since the Largemouth Bass fishery represents over $50 million annually to the state economy, this competition is taken seriously by state officials. Along Tamiami Trail, cichlids are common in the shallow margins and pits that line this road. Indeed, the Mayan Cichlid, Cichlasoma uropthalamus, has been dubbed "Government Brim" for its abundance by the folk who fish the canal. In a study conducted by the GFW, between 1977-1983, Blue Tilapia were introduced and monitored in Lake Lena. During this period, the biomass of native fishes declined markedly as the biomass of Tilapia increased. In my examinations of catches along the canal, cichlids- mostly Mayan Cichlids and Oscars, Astronotus oscellatus dominate the bag with the native Spotted and Bluegill Sunfishes, Lepomis spp. running a close third.

Tilapia tolerate a wide range of water conditions including salt water. Tilapia can survive in water temperatures as low as 12 C. Wild fish feed chiefly on invertebrates, phytoplankton and algae. Tilapia acclimate readily to the aquarium, but are pugnacious towards other species. They thrive on standard fish flakes and will accept crustaceans, snails, various other invertebrates, and occasionally small fish.

Tilapia use food effectively and can show impressive weight gains in 3 months which ability accounts for their popularity as an aquaculture crop. Optimal growth occurs in the 20-30° C. range although some aquaculturists report optimal growth in the 13-18° C. range. Under ideal conditions, Tilapia harvests average 7000-10,000 kg/ha and may reach 28,000 kg/ha. Tilapia grow fast and may reach sexual maturity at 6 months. Given this fecundity and their adaptability it is not surprising that Tilapia are abundant.

In 1984 the GFW introduced Butterfly Peacock Bass Cichla ocellaris in south Dade waterways during the 1980's to provide sport, food, and to act as a predator on Tilapia and other exotic cichlids.


    Hope it helps.
Vidmantas Stilius
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non c'è la traduzione
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1 hr
ma non l'avevamo gia' tradotto dall'inglese

verso l'italiano?
o capisco male?

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1 day 21 hrs

Tilapia is the english.
La traduzione in italiano di "tilapia" e' "plateffa."

    Mio marito "Chef"
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Ho capito che tilapia si traduce tilapia, non plateSSa
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6 days
Scusate l'intromissione

ma per gli animali davvero dovremmo cercare di aggiungere il nome scientifico.
Assumo che la collega volesse dire platessa e non plateffa, ma non sono sicura che siano la stessa cosa.

saluti cordiali a tutti

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