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chilwae, Tilapia shirana Trewavas [E.] 1966:52 [Revue de Zoologie et de Botanique Africaines v. 74 (nos 1-2); ref. 9081] Lake Chilwa, southeast of Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], southeastern Africa. Holotype: BMNH 1966.7.19.1. Paratypes: BMNH 1966.7.19.2 (1), 1966.7.19.3-30 (28). •Synonym of Oreochromis shiranus Boulenger 1897, but a valid subspecies chilwae (Trewavas 1966) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:338 [ref. 20954]). Current status: Synonym of Oreochromis shiranus Boulenger 1897. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.