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sparrmanii, Tilapia Smith [A.] 1840:no pagination, Pl. 5 [Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa v. 4; ref. 4035] Namaqualand, streams north of Orange River, South Africa. Lectotype: BMNH 1859.5.7.85 (skin in alcohol). Paralectotypes: BMNH 1851.10.26.84 (1, stuffed). Lectotype selected by Seegers 1996:327 [ref. 23725]. •Valid as Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:499 [ref. 20943], Skelton 1993:320 [ref. 24071], Poll & Gosse 1995:289 [ref. 24781], Seegers 1996:327 [ref. 23725], Fuller et al. 1999:450 [ref. 25838] as sparmanni, Skelton 2001:320 [ref. 27406], Marshall 2011:235 [ref. 31755], Dunz & Schliewen 2013:75 [ref. 32672], Kramer et al. 2016:unnumbered p. [ref. 34331], Bruton et al. 2018:103 [ref. 36373], Skelton 2019:236 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Central and southern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.