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mossambicus, Chromis (Tilapia) Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1852:681 [Monatsberichte der K√∂niglichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1852; ref. 18539] Zambezi River, Mozambique [East Africa]. Syntypes: BMNH [ex Peters] 1861.5.2.58-59 (2), FMNH 54267 [ex CM 2898] (2) Mosambique; ZMB 2805-06 (2, 1), 16035 (3), 31564 (15). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:24 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Tilapia mossambica (Peters 1852) -- (Lee et al. 1980:774 [ref. 22416], Uyeno & Fujii in Masuda et al. 1984:190 [ref. 6441], Wang 1984:105 [ref. 22951], Yu & Zhou in Kuang et al. 1986:256 [ref. 26639], Ye in Pan et al. 1991:415 [ref. 23876]). •Valid as Sarotherodon mossambicus (Peters 1852) -- (Pethiyagoda 1991:236 [ref. 20075], Indra 1991:242 [ref. 24005]). •Valid as Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters 1852) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:20 [ref. 9708], Heemstra 1986:670 [ref. 5660], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:534 [ref. 25598], Allen & Coates 1990:89 [ref. 25561], Page & Burr 1991:334 [ref. 18983], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:325 [ref. 20954], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:887 [ref. 20764], Rema Devi 1992:359 [ref. 24007], Allen et al. 1992:301 [ref. 21400], Indra 1993:189 [ref. 24009], Kottelat et al. 1993:123 [ref. 23448], Rema Devi & Ilango 1993:250 [ref. 24017], Skelton 1993:325 [ref. 24071], Indra 1994:423 [ref. 24015], Zhu 1995:171, 205 [ref. 25213], Arthington & Cadwallader in McDowall 1996:179 [ref. 22909], Arun et al. 1996:103 [ref. 24725], Rainboth 1996:192 [ref. 22772], Rema Devi et al. 1996:142 [ref. 24021], Coad 1996:86 [ref. 25304], Zacharias et al. 1996:41 [ref. 25526], Cheng & Zhou 1997:310 [ref. 26385], Martin-Smith & Tan 1998:592 [ref. 23647], Manimekalan 1998:441 [ref. 24989], Marquet et al. 1999:43 [ref. 23934], Fricke 1999:362 [ref. 24106], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:158 [ref. 24759], Rema Devi & Raghunathan 1999:173 [ref. 24760], Rema Devi et al. 1999:163 [ref. 24758], Fuller et al. 1999:439 [ref. 25838], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:186 [ref. 25703] as mossambica, Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:625 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:916 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:73 [ref. 25191], Matsuura et al. 2000:215 [ref. 26000], Rafique 2000:327 [ref. 25220], Raju Thomas et al. 2000:444 [ref. 25319] as mossambica, Allen et al. 2000:159 [ref. 27467] as mossambica, Arunachalam et al. 2001:129 [ref. 25692] as mossambica, Sakai et al. 2001:102 [ref. 25693], Carpenter 2001:3336 [ref. 26131], Hutchins 2001:37 [ref. 25847], Wang et al. 2001:240 [ref. 26566], Skelton 2001:325 [ref. 27406], Allen et al. 2002:370 [ref. 25930], Keith et al. 2002:118 [ref. 31473], Nakabo 2002:916 [ref. 26193], Raju Thomas et al. 2002:51 [ref. 26359] as mosambica, Moyle 2002:417 [ref. 26449], Lim et al. 2002:86 [ref. 28310], Carpenter 2003:1693 [ref. 27092], Mirza 2003:24 [ref. 27265], Yadav 2003:24 [ref. 27711] as mossambica, Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087], Tan & Lim 2004:110 [ref. 27716], Nelson et al. 2004:153 [ref. 27807], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:197 [ref. 28107], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:209 [ref. 28183], Grinang & Lim 2004:292 [ref. 28551], Mundy 2005:421 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1437 [ref. 29081], Shrestha 2008:220 [ref. 29923], Allen et al. 2008:196 [ref. 30265], Fricke et al. 2009:77 [ref. 30213], Scharpf 2009:9 [ref. 30400], Minckley & Marsh 2009:266 [ref. 31114], Matamoros et al. 2009:21 [ref. 31241], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:193 [ref. 30957], Page & Burr 2011:612 [ref. 31215], Marshall 2011:244 [ref. 31755], Page et al. 2013:156 [ref. 32708], Gurung et al. 2013:4885 [ref. 32969] as mossambica, Kottelat 2013:374 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:171 [ref. 34464], Barriga S. 2014:118 [ref. 35745], Fricke et al. 2014:111 [ref. 33932], Morgan et al. 2014:43 [ref. 36567], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:59 [ref. 33341], Çiçek et al. 2015:152 [ref. 35151], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:337 [ref. 34894], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Miesen et al. 2016:91 [ref. 34492], Zhang et al. 2016:213 [ref. 34477], Arunkumar & Manimekalan 2018:1739 [ref. 36172] as mossambica, Fricke et al. 2018:251 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:112 [ref. 36273], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:387 [ref. 35886], Suresh et al. 2018:276 [ref. 36495], Wilkinson & Tan 2018:602 [ref. 36226]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters 1852). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Southeastern Africa; introduced widely elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.