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melanopleura, Tilapia Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861:252, Pl. 22 (figs. 1-1a) [Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 10 [for 1858]; ref. 1149] Senegal. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9328. Type catalog: Blanc 1962:224 [ref. 20868]. •Synonym of Tilapia zillii (Gervais 1848) -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:507 [ref. 20943], Lévèque et al. 1991:146 [ref. 31367], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:757 [ref. 21590]). •Synonym of Coptodon zilli (Gervais 1848) -- (Fricke et al. 2018:250 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Synonym of Coptodon zillii (Gervais 1848). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.