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heudelotii, Tilapia Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861:254 [Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 10 [for 1858]; ref. 1149] Senegal. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9371. Type catalog: Blanc 1962:223 [ref. 20868]. •Synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell 1852, but a valid subspecies -- (Lévêque et al. 1989:122 [ref. 26480] dated 1859, Trewavas & Teugels 1991:432 [ref. 20954], Lévèque et al. 1991:145 [ref. 31367], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:767 [ref. 21590], Falk et al. 2000:1861 [ref. 24775]). •Possibly a synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell 1852, subspecies leonensis Thys van den Audenaerde 1971 -- (Paugy et al. 1990:342 [ref. 26477]). Current status: Synonym of Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell 1852. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.