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aureus, Heros Günther [A.] 1862:292 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 4; ref. 1969] Lake Izabal [Yzabal], Guatemala. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1864.1.26.51. A second specimen included with question and, therefore, not a type. •Valid as Cichlasoma aureum (Günther 1862) -- (Miller & Taylor 1984:937 [ref. 6809], Conkel 1993:174 [ref. 22949], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:195 [ref. 22947]). •Valid as Thorichthys aureus (Günther 1862) -- (Burgess 2000:54 [ref. 24818], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:644 [ref. 27061], Matamoros et al. 2009:22 [ref. 31241], Allgayer 2010:27 [ref. 31541], McMahan et al. 2015:227 [ref. 33920], Říčan et al. 2016:39 [ref. 34357], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2017:9 [ref. 35275]). Current status: Valid as Thorichthys aureus (Günther 1862). Cichlidae: Cichlinae. Distribution: Atlantic slope of Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. Habitat: freshwater.