A few Tilapia numbers and some food for thought…
7 – Minimum cold tolerance (in degrees celcius) of the blue tilapia Oreochromis aureus, the most cold-tolerant Tilapia species. Accordingly, Tilapia invasion primarily threatens tropical and sub-tropical ecosystems.
17 – Chapter of the Bible’s Gospel of Matthew (verses 24-27) in which Peter catches a fish with a coin in its mouth. Speculation that this (unnamed) fish was a species of Tilapia has earned the nickname, “St. Peter’s Fish.”
128 – Approximate calories in one tilapia fillet.
322,000,000 – Pounds of tilapia exported from China to the US in 2009.