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Sarotherodon Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1852:21 Masc. Sarotherodon melanotheron Rüppell 1852. Type by monotypy. Type species conserved and genus name placed on Official List (Opinion 1548). Fossil species included by van Couvering 1982:82 [ref. 2042]. Synonym of Tilapia Smith 1840 -- (authors). •Valid as Sarotherodon Rüppell 1852 -- (Trewavas et al. 1972:48 [ref. 4460], Trewavas 1983:24 [ref. 20940], Trewavas 1987 [ref. 6377], Krupp & Schneider 1989:398 [ref. 13651], Lévêque et al. 1989:122 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:304 [ref. 26478], Paugy et al. 1990:342 [ref. 26477], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:425 [ref. 20954], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:764 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:257 [ref. 24781], Dankwa et al. 1999:48 [ref. 28023], Takahashi 2003:379 [ref. 27540], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:210 [ref. 28183], Stiassny et al. 2007:383 [ref. 30045], Scharpf 2009:9 [ref. 30400]). Current status: Valid as Sarotherodon Rüppell 1852. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.