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africanus, Ophiocephalus Steindachner [F.] 1879:31 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 16 (no. 4); ref. 20480] Lagos, 6°27'N, 3°23'E, Nigeria. Holotype (unique): SMNS 1491. Type catalog: Fricke 1995:8 [ref. 28100], Fricke 2005:25 [ref. 29864]. Species later illustrated and described in more detail in Steindachner 1879:15, Pl. 3 (fig. 2) [ref. 4228]. •Valid as Parachanna africana (Steindachner 1879) -- (Bonou & Teugels 1985:278 [ref. 26743], Teugels et al. 1986:288 [ref. 6202], Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1992:656 [ref. 21590], Musikasinthorn & Taki 2001:320 [ref. 25558], Courtenay & Williams 2004:121 [ref. 27545], Teugels 2007:243 [ref. 30042]). Current status: Valid as Parachanna africana (Steindachner 1879). Channidae. Distribution: West-central Africa: Ghana, Benin and Nigeria. Habitat: freshwater.