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afer, Notopterus Günther [A.] 1868:480 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 7; ref. 1990] Sierra Leone. Syntypes: (at least 6) BMNH 1861.5.21.1 (1) Niger, 1863.7.30.6 (1) Niger, 1864.4.6.7 (1, dry) Niger, 1864.6.29.3 (1, dry) West Africa, 1866.1.28.1-2 (2). •Valid as Papyrocranus afer (Günther 1868) -- (Daget 1984:61 [ref. 6170], Lévêque et al. 1989:114 [ref. 26480], Paugy et al. 1990:336 [ref. 26477], Bigorne in Lévêque et al. 1990:119 [ref. 21589], Roberts 1992:375 [ref. 20012], Poll & Gosse 1995:81 [ref. 24781], Dankwa et al. 1999:13 [ref. 28023], Hopkins 2007:217 [ref. 30018], Pezold et al. 2016:103 [ref. 34870]). Current status: Valid as Papyrocranus afer (Günther 1868). Notopteridae: Xenomystinae. Distribution: West-central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.