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spilauchena, Poecilia Duméril [A. H. A.] 1861:258, Pl. 22 (figs. 6-6a) [Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 10 [for 1858]; ref. 1149] Gabon River [= Ogooué]. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-2936. Paralectotypes: MNHN 1997-4083 [ex MNHN 0000-2936] (2). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:18 [ref. 19576], Wildekamp et al. 1986:184 [ref. 6198]. See Huber 1998:15 [ref. 23446] for locality information. Lectotype selected by Huber 1998:15 [ref. 23446]. •Valid as Aplocheilichthys spilauchen (Duméril 1861) -- (Huber 1982:57 [ref. 20638], Wildekamp et al. 1986:184 [ref. 6198], Lévêque et al. 1989:121 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:303 [ref. 26478], Paugy et al. 1990:341 [ref. 26477], Romand in Lévêque et al. 1992:620 [ref. 21590], Huber 1999:53 [ref. 25500], Huber 1999:58 [ref. 23835], Dankwa et al. 1999:43 [ref. 28023], Lazara 2001:46 [ref. 25711], van der Zee et al. 2007:51 [ref. 30034], Huber 2007:112 [ref. 29381], Huber 2011:5 [ref. 32018], Skelton 2019:227, 236 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Aplocheilichthys spilauchen (Duméril 1861). Procatopodidae: Aplocheilichthyinae. Distribution: West-central Africa. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.