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urolepis, Tilapia Norman [J. R.] 1922:688 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 9) v. 9 (no. 54); ref. 15358] Mpanganye, Rufiga River, Tanganyika Territory [Tanzania]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1922.4.18.21. •Valid as Tilapia urolepis Norman 1922 -- (authors). •Valid as Oreochromis urolepis (Norman 1922) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:20 [ref. 9708], Page & Burr 1991:334 [ref. 18983], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:343 [ref. 20954], Coad 1996:86 [ref. 25304], Fuller et al. 1999:442 [ref. 25838], Carpenter 2001:3336 [ref. 26131] as subspecies urolepis, Nelson et al. 2004:153 [ref. 27807], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:210 [ref. 28183], Scharpf 2009:9 [ref. 30400], Page & Burr 2011:613 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:156 [ref. 32708], Ford et al. 2019:223 [ref. 36713]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis urolepis (Norman 1922). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Coastal rivers, Tanzania; introduced elsewhere in Africa, including California, U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.