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  Original name  
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  Current accepted name  
Accepted name
  Status details  
senior synonym, new combination
  Status ref.  
  Etymology of generic noun  
Latin, aurum = gold + Greek, chromis = a fish, perhaps a perch (Ref. 45335).
  Etymology of specific epithet  
Esculentus (latin) = edible (Ref. 27292). "The specific name esculenta is suggested, so as to express the fact that this is the important edible commercial species of Lake Victoria." (Ref. 27292, 55055).
  Link to references  
References using the name as accepted
  Link to other databases  
ITIS TSN : 648840 | Catalogue of Life | ZooBank | WoRMS