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ocellatus, Lobotes Agassiz [L.] in Spix & Agassiz 1831:129, Pl. 68 [Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam; ref. 13] Atlantic [in error]. No types known. Type catalog: Kullander 1986:68 [ref. 12439]. •Valid as Astronotus ocellatus (Agassiz 1831) -- (Lee et al. 1980:763 [ref. 22416], Ortega & Vari 1986:20 [ref. 9708], Kullander 1986:61 [ref. 12439], Page & Burr 1991:327 [ref. 18983], Britski et al. 1999:149 [ref. 24147], Fuller et al. 1999:415 [ref. 25838], Lyons et al. 2000:67 [ref. 26594], Keith et al. 2000:176 [ref. 24547], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:617 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:75 [ref. 27366], Nelson et al. 2004:151 [ref. 27807], Menni 2004:87 [ref. 28131], Mundy 2005:419 [ref. 28379], Scharpf 2009:4 [ref. 30400], Koerber 2011:8 [ref. 31122], Page & Burr 2011:607 [ref. 31215], Hammer et al. 2012:66 [ref. 32389], Kottelat 2013:373 [ref. 32989], Barriga S. 2014:118 [ref. 35745], Ramos et al. 2014:5 [ref. 35321], Sarmiento et al. 2014:123, 188 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:99 [ref. 35633], Robins et al. 2018:368 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Astronotus ocellatus (Agassiz 1831). Cichlidae: Cichlinae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco river basins: Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, French Guiana, Peru and Puerto Rico; introduced elsewhere, including southern Florida, U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater.