Bechuana, African native thiape = fish (Ref. 45335).
Etymology of specific name :
The species name pra refers both to the Akan word 'pra' (river) of the Kwa language family spoken in Ghana and to the River Pra, from which drainage the holotype was collected; it refers to the riverine distribution as compared to the lacustrine distribution of its apparent sister taxon Tilapia busumana; a noun in apposition (Ref. 84667).