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aethiopicus, Protopterus Heckel [J. J.] 1851:689 [5] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 6 (pt 2); ref. 18257] White Nile, Sudan. Holotype (unique): NMW (not found in 1995). On p. 5 of separate. Genus misspelled Propterus in original description. •Valid as Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel 1851, subspecies aethiopicus -- (Seegers et al. 2003:28 [ref. 28087]). •Valid as Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel 1851 -- (Gosse 1984:12 [ref. 6169], Poll & Gosse 1995:77 [ref. 24781], Seegers 1996:57 [ref. 23725], De Vos et al. 2001:129, 131 [ref. 26059], Kullander & Roberts 2012:362 [ref. 31751], Neumann et al. 2016:303 [ref. 35036], Skelton 2019:230 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel 1851. Protopteridae. Distribution: Africa: Nile River, Lake Victoria, Lake Tanganyika. Habitat: freshwater.