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niger, Oreochromis Günther [A.] 1894:89, Pl. 9 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1894 (pt 1) (art. 4) (for 16 Jan. 1894); ref. 14553] Pools on Kibwezi River, Kenya. Syntypes: BMNH 1893.12.2.1-2 (2). •Valid as Tilapia nigra (Günther 1894) -- (Poll & Gosse 1995:251 [ref. 24781]). •Synonym of Oreochromis spilurus (Günther 1894), but a valid subspecies -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:339 [ref. 20954], Seegers et al. 2003:45 [ref. 28087]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis spilurus (Günther 1894). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.