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Astatotilapia Pellegrin [J.] 1904:(164) 299 Fem. Sparus desfontainii Lacep├Ęde 1802. Type by subsequent designation. Earliest type designation apparently Regan 1922 (not researched). Species originally spelled desfontainii (p. 54) and desfontaines (p. 160), the latter emended to desfontainesi by Boulenger 1899:135 [ref. 14695]; desfontainii regarded as correct. •Synonym of Haplochromis Hilgendorf 1888 -- (van Oijen et al. 1991:100 [ref. 20956]). •Valid as Astatotilapia Pellegrin 1904 -- (Greenwood 1979:281 [ref. 1898], Greenwood 1980:6 [ref. 1899], Ribbink et al. 1983:245 [ref. 13555] with wrong author, Poll 1986:40 [ref. 6136], Krupp & Schneider 1989:393 [ref. 13651], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:728 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:229, 263, 283 [ref. 24781], Takahashi 2003:378 [ref. 27540], Snoeks & Hanssens 2004:268 [ref. 28117], Scharpf 2009:3 [ref. 30400], Schraml & Tichy 2010:91 [ref. 30895], Marshall 2011:217 [ref. 31755], Trape 2016:529 [ref. 34893]). Current status: Valid as Astatotilapia Pellegrin 1904. Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.