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macrophthalmus, Alestes Günther [A.] 1867:113 [4] [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 3) v. 20 (no. 116) (art. 15); ref. 1989] Gabon. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.5.3.25. On p. 4 of separate. •Valid as Alestes macrophthalmus Günther 1867 -- (Paugy 1984:154 [ref. 6183], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1990:206 [ref. 21589], De Vos et al. 2001:129, 131 [ref. 26059], Paugy & Schaefer 2007:363 [ref. 30022], Stiassny et al. 2009:113 [ref. 30059], Kullander & Roberts 2012:368 [ref. 31751], Skelton 2019:233 [ref. 36564] as macropthalmus). Current status: Valid as Alestes macrophthalmus Günther 1867. Alestidae. Distribution: Widespread in central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.