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Melanochromis auratus

(Boulenger 1897)
  

Melanochromis auratus was originally described as Chromis auratus by Boulenger in 1897. It belongs to the family Cichlidae. It is commonly known as Golden mbuna and is known Malawi golden cichlid in USA (contiguous states), Pyszczak zlocisty in Poland. more common names It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.
Species   auratus
AuthorWI   Boulenger [G. A.]
AuthorNI   Boulenger
Qualification   ---
Year   1897
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Cichliformes Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Melanochromis
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Cichliformes
Family   Cichlidae
Genus   Melanochromis
Original Name   Chromis        
Taxon Name   auratus
Original Combination   Chromis auratus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Chromis auratus
OriginalSubGenus   Chromis
Original Author   Boulenger
Original AuthorWI   Boulenger [G. A.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1897
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Monkey Bay, west coast of Lake Malawi [Lake Nyasa], Malawi.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   BMNH 1896.12.1.7
Page   155

SubSpecies AuthorWI ---
Qualification SS ---

Original QualificationSS ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI ---


Current Genus Species Melanochromis auratus
Current Species   auratus
Current Genus Melanochromis
Current AuthorWI Boulenger [G. A.]
Current AuthorNI   Boulenger
Current Year   1897
Current Family Cichlidae
Current Subfamily
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Habitat demersal        
Water Fresh water
   
Distribution Eastern Africa: Lake Malawi.

Current Summary   Valid as Melanochromis auratus  (Boulenger 1897). Cichlidae: Pseudocrenilabrinae.
 
Name History   • 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]).

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baliodigma Melanochromis baliodigma Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
benetos Melanochromis benetos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Synonym
brevis Melanochromis brevis Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
chipokae Melanochromis chipokae Johnson [D. S.] 1975Valid
chipoke Melanochromis chipoke Johnson [D. S.] 1975Synonym
chipokee Melanochromis chipokee Johnson [D. S.] 1975Synonym
crabro Melanochromis crabro Ribbink [A. J.] & Lewis [D. S. C.] 1982Synonym
cyaneorhabdos Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Synonym
dialeptos Melanochromis dialeptos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
elastodema Melanochromis elastodema Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
exasperatus Melanochromis exasperatus Burgess [W. E.] 1976Synonym
heterochromis Melanochromis heterochromis Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1993Valid
interruptus Melanochromis interruptus Johnson [D. S.] 1975Synonym
joanjohnsonae Melanochromis joanjohnsonae (Johnson [D. S.] 1974)Synonym
johannii Melanochromis johannii (Eccles [D. H.] 1973)Synonym
kaskazini Melanochromis kaskazini Konings-Dudin [G.], Konings [A. F.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 2009Valid
labrosus Melanochromis labrosus Trewavas [E.] 1935Synonym
lepidiadaptes Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Valid
loriae Melanochromis loriae Johnson [D. S.] 1975Valid
melanopterus Melanochromis melanopterus Trewavas [E.] 1935Valid
mellitus Melanochromis mellitus Johnson [D. S.] 1976Synonym
mossambiquensis Melanochromis mossambiquensis Konings-Dudin [G.], Konings [A. F.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 2009Valid
mpoto Melanochromis mpoto Konings [A. F.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 2012Valid
parallelus Melanochromis parallelus Burgess [W. E.] & Axelrod [H. R.] 1976Synonym
perileucos Melanochromis perileucos Bowers [N. J.] & Stauffer [J. R., Jr.] 1997Synonym
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