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auratus, Pimelodus Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1809:[322], Pl. 14 (figs. 3-4) [Poissons du Nil v. 1 (part 1); ref. 4182] Nile River. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:155 [ref. 29155]. Name given as Pimelodus auratus on p. 322, but thereafter as Porcus auratus (p. 323, 328). The page number is from a different edition. •Valid as Chrysichthys auratus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1809) -- (Risch 1986:14 [ref. 6190], Burgess 1989:67 [ref. 12860], Paugy & Bénech 1989:302 [ref. 26478], Paugy et al. 1990:339 [ref. 26477], Mo 1991:148 [ref. 19952], Lévèque et al. 1991:142 [ref. 31367], Risch in Lévêque et al. 1992:413 [ref. 21590], Dankwa et al. 1999:33 [ref. 28023], Seegers et al. 2003:36 [ref. 28087], Ferraris 2007:155 [ref. 29155], Geerinckx et al. 2007:617 [ref. 30028], Hardman 2008:25 [ref. 29728], Neumann et al. 2016:305 [ref. 35036], Skelton 2019:227 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Chrysichthys auratus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1809). Claroteidae: Claroteinae. Distribution: Widespread in Africa. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.