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shiranus, Oreochromis Boulenger [G. A.] 1897:916, Fig. 2 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1896 (pt 4) (art. 2); ref. 538] Upper ShirĂ© River, British Central Africa. Syntypes: (5) BMNH 1896.10.5.1 (1), 1896.10.5.12-16 (5). •Valid as Oreochromis shiranus Boulenger 1897 -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:338 [ref. 20954], Skelton 1993:329 [ref. 24071], Poll & Gosse 1995:289 [ref. 24781], Skelton 2001:329 [ref. 27406], Snoeks & Hanssens 2004:288 [ref. 28117] dated 1896, Konings 2016:312 [ref. 34521], Ford et al. 2019:223 [ref. 36713]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis shiranus Boulenger 1897. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi and associated rivers. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.