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acutidens, Alestes Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1852:276 [Monatsberichte der K√∂niglichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1852; ref. 18539] Zambezi River, Mozambique. Syntypes: BMNH 1861.3.10.3-4 (2, now 1); ZMB 31539 [ex ZMB 3576] (1), 3576-77 (3, 2), 16558 (many), ?23579 (7), ?23582 (18). Type catalog: Zarske 2011:57 [ref. 31375]. Also in Peters 1868:64, Pl. 12 (fig. 2) [ref. 3440]. •Valid as Micralestes acutidens (Peters 1852) -- (Paugy 1984:174 [ref. 6183], Lévêque et al. 1989:116 [ref. 26480], Skelton 1993:203 [ref. 24071], Skelton 2001:203 [ref. 27406], Stiassny & Mamonekene 2007:25 [ref. 29301], Paugy & Schaefer 2007:387 [ref. 30022], Zarske 2011:57 [ref. 31375], Marshall 2011:135 [ref. 31755], Kullander & Roberts 2012:361, 368 [ref. 31751], Kramer et al. 2016:unnumbered p. [ref. 34331], Bruton et al. 2018:60 [ref. 36373], Skelton 2019:233 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Micralestes acutidens (Peters 1852). Alestidae. Distribution: Central and southeastern Africa to West Africa. Habitat: freshwater.