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macrochir, Tilapia Boulenger [G. A.] 1912:139 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 10 (no. 55); ref. 14832] Upper Zambezi River. Lectotype: BMNH 1908.11.6.35. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1908.11.6.36 (1), 1908.11.6.37-46 (10), 1907.11.30.15-17 (3), 1911.1.27.30-33 (4). Lectotype selected by Trewavas 1983 [ref. 20940]. •Valid as Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger 1912) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:320 [ref. 20954], Skelton 1993:331 [ref. 24071], Schwanck 1994:267 [ref. 22313], Fricke 1999:362 [ref. 24106], Fuller et al. 1999:438 [ref. 25838], Skelton 2001:331 [ref. 27406], Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087], Mundy 2005:421 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2009:76 [ref. 30213], Marshall 2011:252 [ref. 31755], Kramer et al. 2016:unnumbered p. [ref. 34331], Fricke et al. 2018:251 [ref. 35805], Bruton et al. 2018:90 [ref. 36373], Skelton 2019:236 [ref. 36564], Kisekelwa et al. 2020:[11] 710 [ref. 38315]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis macrochir (Boulenger 1912). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Central and southern Africa; introduced in Hawaiian Islands, Madagascar and RĂ©union. Habitat: freshwater.