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aureus, Chromis Steindachner [F.] 1864:229, Pl. 8 (fig. 5) [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 14; ref. 13938] West Africa. Lectotype: NMW 32874. Paralectotypes: (several). Lectotype selected by Trewavas 1965:265 [ref. 23091]. •Valid as Tilapia aurea (Steindachner 1864) -- (Lee et al. 1980:771 [ref. 22416], Boschung 1992:150 [ref. 23239]). •Valid as Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner 1864) -- (Krupp & Schneider 1989:396 [ref. 13651], Page & Burr 1991:334 [ref. 18983], Trewavas & Teugels 1991:311 [ref. 20954], Lévèque et al. 1991:145 [ref. 31367], Teugels & Thys van den Audenaerde in Lévêque et al. 1992:763 [ref. 21590], Skelton 1993:330 [ref. 24071], Mekkawy 1995:1 [ref. 23990], Zhu 1995:172, 206 [ref. 25213], Fuller et al. 1999:435 [ref. 25838], Rafique 2000:327 [ref. 25220], Carpenter 2001:3336 [ref. 26131], Skelton 2001:330 [ref. 27406], Moyle 2002:420 [ref. 26449], Carpenter 2003:1693 [ref. 27092], Mirza 2003:24 [ref. 27265], Hamidan 2004:391 [ref. 37679], Nelson et al. 2004:153 [ref. 27807], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:209 [ref. 28183], Fricke et al. 2007:92 [ref. 29533], Scharpf 2009:8 [ref. 30400], Minckley & Marsh 2009:265 [ref. 31114], Marshall 2011:257 [ref. 31755], Kottelat 2013:374 [ref. 32989], Page et al. 2013:156 [ref. 32708], Barriga Salazar 2014:118 [ref. 35745], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:335 [ref. 34894], Çiçek et al. 2015:152 [ref. 35151], Zhang et al. 2016:213 [ref. 34477], Neumann et al. 2016:307 [ref. 35036], Esmaeili et al. 2017:88 [ref. 35254], Bruton et al. 2018:110 [ref. 36373], Esmaeili et al. 2018:71 [ref. 36089], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:385 [ref. 35886], Louizi et al. 2019:98 [ref. 38351], Çiçek et al. 2020:257 [ref. 37644], Dyldin et al. 2020:100 [ref. 37569], Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. 2020:255 [ref. 37983], Rodríguez-Barrera et al. 2020:45 [ref. 37800]). Current status: Valid as Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner 1864). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae. Distribution: Middle East and Africa; introduced widely elsewhere, including many states in the U.S.A. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.