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variabilis, Tilapia Boulenger [G. A.] 1906:447 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 17 (no. 101) (art. 49); ref. 574] Near Entebbe, Uganda, Lake Victoria [Victoria Nyanza]. Lectotype: BMNH 1906.5.30.456. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1906.5.30.429 (1), 1906.5.30.431 (1), 1906.5.30.432-441 (10), 1906.5.30.458-459 (2), .460 (1), .462 (1); USNM 86646 (1). •Synonym of Oreochromis urolepis (Norman 1922), but a valid subspecies -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:344 [ref. 20954]). •Valid as Nyasalapia variabilis (Boulenger 1906) -- (Poll & Gosse 1995:284 [ref. 24781]). •Valid as Oreochromis variabilis (Boulenger 1906) -- (Seegers et al. 2003:45 [ref. 28087], Seegers 2008:161 [ref. 29830]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis variabilis (Boulenger 1906). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Victoria and associated rivers. Habitat: freshwater.