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goramy, Osphronemus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:116, 117, Pl. 8 (fig. 2) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Mauritius, Mascarenes, introduced; Chine [China]; Jakarta, Java, Indonesia. No types known. Based on description and illustration in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:127, 128 (vol. 8) [ref. 30473]. Spelled gourami and gouramy in literature. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:569 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Osphronemus goramy Lacepède 1801 -- (Vierke 1986:105 [ref. 36452], Vierke 1988:150 [ref. 36453], Roberts 1989:177 [ref. 6439], Lim et al. 1990:50 [ref. 16753], Pethiyagoda 1991:274 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:1012 [ref. 20764], Roberts 1992:352 [ref. 14373], Kottelat et al. 1993:159 [ref. 23448], Roberts 1994:73 [ref. 22560], Kottelat & Lim 1995:248 [ref. 23210], Rainboth 1996:218 [ref. 22772], Wakiyama et al. 1997:100 [ref. 25519], Ng & Tan 1999:363 [ref. 24159], Fricke 1999:568 [ref. 24106], Fuller et al. 1999:476 [ref. 25838] Britz & Cambray 2001:280 [ref. 25647], Tan & Ng 2005:130 [ref. 28283], Kottelat & Widjanarti 2005:166 [ref. 28284], Mundy 2005:515 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2009:114 [ref. 30213], Kottelat 2013:454 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:366 [ref. 35805], Ng et al. 2019:535 [ref. 36606]). Current status: Valid as Osphronemus goramy Lacepède 1801. Osphronemidae: Osphroneminae. Distribution: Southeast Asia: Sumatra, Borneo, Java (Indonesia), Malaya (Malaysia), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam; introduced in Madagascar and Mascarenes. Habitat: freshwater.