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spilurus, Chromis Günther [A.] 1894:89, Pl. 10 (fig. A) [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1894 (pt 1) (art. 4) (for 16 Jan. 1894); ref. 14553] Mwangaden River in northern Giriami, eastern Africa. Syntypes: (11) BMNH 1893.12.2.3-12. •Valid as Oreochromis spilurus (Günther 1894) -- (Trewavas & Teugels 1991:341 [ref. 20954], Coad 1996:86 [ref. 25304], Seegers et al. 2003:44 [ref. 28087] with subspecies, Kottelat 2013:374 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:251 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis spilurus (Günther 1894). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: East flowing rivers, Kenya and Somalia; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.