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auratus, Chromis Boulenger [G. A.] 1897:155 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 6) v. 19 (no. 110) (art. 16); ref. 14625] Monkey Bay, west coast of Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], Malawi. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1896.12.1.7. •Valid as Tilapia aurea (Boulenger 1897) -- (Goren 1974:102 [ref. 7502]). •Valid as Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger 1897) -- (Maréchal 1991:258 [ref. 20944], Coad 1996:86 [ref. 25304], Fuller et al. 1999:433 [ref. 25838], Konings-Dudin et al. 2009:56 [ref. 30309] but with incorrect original genus, Konings & Stauffer 2012:19 [ref. 31871], Konings 2016:113 [ref. 34521]). Current status: Valid as Melanochromis auratus (Boulenger 1897). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi. Habitat: freshwater.