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Species in the genus Tilapia: [ 12 ] records


baloni, Tilapia Trewavas [E.] & Stewart [D. J.] 1975:192, Figs. 1-2 [Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History) Zoology v. 28 (no. 5); ref. 7292] Nsenga stream, tributary of Upper Luongo, Zambia. Holotype: ROM 28120. Paratypes: BMNH 1974.4.23.1 [ex ROM 28071] (1), 1974.4.23.2-4 [ex ROM 28120] (3); ROM 28071 (3), 28120 (12). •Valid as Tilapia baloni Trewavas & Stewart 1975 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:482 [ref. 20943], Dunz & Schliewen 2013:75 [ref. 32672]). Current status: Valid as Tilapia baloni Trewavas & Stewart 1975. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Zambian Congo system. Habitat: freshwater.

brevimanus, Tilapia Boulenger [G. A.] 1911:57 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 8 (no. 43); ref. 14778] Geba River, Guinea-Bissau. Syntypes: BMNH 1912.4.1.154-159 (6), NMW 24651-56 (6). •Valid as Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger 1911 -- (Lévêque et al. 1989:122 [ref. 26480], Paugy et al. 1990:343 [ref. 26477], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:483 [ref. 20943], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:747 [ref. 21590], Dunz & Schliewen 2010:2 [ref. 30890], Dunz & Schliewen 2013:73 [ref. 32672]). Current status: Valid as Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger 1911. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Western Africa. Habitat: freshwater.

busumanus, Chromis Günther [A.] 1903:333, Pl. 30 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1902, v. 2 (pt 2) (art. 3) (for 18 Nov. 1902); ref. 2021] Lake Busum-chi [Bosumtwi], Ghana. Syntypes: (several) BMNH 1903.4.24.36-40 (5), 1903.4.24.41 (1, skeleton); USNM 50955 (1). •Valid as Tilapia busumana (Günther 1903) -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:484 [ref. 20943], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:745 [ref. 21590], Dankwa et al. 1999:47 [ref. 28023], Dunz & Schliewen 2010:2 [ref. 30890], Dunz & Schliewen 2013:75 [ref. 32672]). Current status: Valid as Tilapia busumana (Günther 1903). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: West-central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.

deschauenseei, Tilapia Fowler [H. W.] 1931:240, Fig. 2 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 83; ref. 1409] Botletle River at Maun, Bechuanaland [Botswana]. Holotype (unique): ANSP 53194. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:57 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:501 [ref. 20943], Seegers 1996:327 [ref. 23725]). Current status: Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater.

fouloni, Tilapia Boulenger [G. A.] 1905:647 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 16 (no. 96) (art. 72); ref. 15342] Lake Bangwelo [Bangweolo], Zambia. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1905.11.10.12. •Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:501 [ref. 20943], Seegers 1996:327 [ref. 23725]). Current status: Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater.

guinasana, Tilapia Trewavas [E.] 1936:72 [Novitates Zoologicae. A Journal of Zoology in Connection with the Tring Museum v. 40; ref. 13752] Lake Guinas, west of Lake Otjikoto and Tsumeb, South-west Africa, elevation 1270 meters. Syntypes: (32) BMNH 1935.3.20.32-51 (29); MRAC 154849-51 (3). •Valid as Tilapia guinasana Trewavas 1936 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:488 [ref. 20943], Skelton 1993:321 [ref. 24071], Skelton 2001:321 [ref. 27406], Dunz & Schliewen 2013:75 [ref. 32672]) Current status: Valid as Tilapia guinasana Trewavas 1936. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Southern Africa: Namibia; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.

moffatii, Chromys Castelnau [F. L.] 1861:16 [Mémoire sur les poissons de l'Afrique australe; ref. 767] Kuruman River, tributary of Orange River, South Africa. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Bauchot et al. 1978:46 [ref. 20862]. Original genus should have been Chromis. •Synonym of Pseudocrenilabrus philander (Weber 1897) subspecies dispersus (Trewavas 1936) -- (Skelton 1991:396 [ref. 20950]). •Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:501 [ref. 20943], Seegers 1996:327 [ref. 23725]). Current status: Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater.

ovalis, Chromis Steindachner [F.] 1866:761, Pl. 15 (fig. 3) [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 16; ref. 18789] Angola. Holotype (unique): NMW 32597. •Synonym of Pseudocrenilabrus philander (Weber 1897) subspecies dispersus (Trewavas 1936) -- (Skelton 1991:396 [ref. 20950]). •Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840 -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:501 [ref. 20943], Seegers 1996:327 [ref. 23725]). Current status: Synonym of Tilapia sparrmanii Smith 1840. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater.

pra, Tilapia Dunz [A. R.] & Schliewen [U. K.] 2010:5, Figs. 3-6 [Zootaxa No. 2548; ref. 30890] Anum River, tributary to Pra River, at Anumso village, 6°25'44.32"N, 1°17'59.54"W, Ashanti Region, Ghana. Holotype: ZSM 36123. Paratypes: many at AMNH, MRAC, ZSM. Type catalog: Neumann 2011:252 [ref. 31652]. •Valid as Tilapia pra Dunz & Schliewen 2010 -- (Dunz & Schliewen 2013:75 [ref. 32672]). Current status: Valid as Tilapia pra Dunz & Schliewen 2010. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Southwestern Ghana and southeastern Ivory Coast. Habitat: freshwater.

ruweti, Pelmatochromis Poll [M.] & Thys van den Audenaerde [D. F. E.] 1965:323, Fig. 1 [Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines v. 72 (nos 3-4); ref. 9243] Lufira River at Mwandingusha, Congo River basin. Holotype: MRAC 152634. Paratypes: MD 5634 (3). Type catalog: Derijst 1991:61 [ref. 21528]. •Valid as Tilapia ruweti (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde 1965) -- (Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:499 [ref. 20943], Skelton 1993:322 [ref. 24071], Skelton 2001:322 [ref. 27406], Marshall 2011:237 [ref. 31755], Dunz & Schliewen 2013:75 [ref. 32672], Bruton et al. 2018:102 [ref. 36373], Skelton 2019:236 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Tilapia ruweti (Poll & Thys van den Audenaerde 1965). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Southern and central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.

savagei, Tilapia Fowler [H. W.] 1919:243, Fig. 10 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 56 (no. 2294); ref. 15209] Mt. Coffee, St. Paul's River, Liberia. Holotype: USNM 48504. Paratypes: USNM 48503 (4). •Synonym of Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger 1911 -- (Paugy et al. 1990:343 [ref. 26477], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde 1991:483 [ref. 20943], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:747 [ref. 21590] as sauvagei). Current status: Synonym of Tilapia brevimanus Boulenger 1911. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater.

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.