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nurse, Myletes Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1832:12, Pl. 2 (fig. 3) [Fortsetzung der Beschreibung und Abbildung meherer neuer Fische; ref. 18643] Cairo, Egypt. Holotype (unique): SMF 1051. •Valid as Alestes nurse Rüppell 1832 -- (Paugy 1984:155 [ref. 6183]). •Valid as Brycinus nurse (Rüppell 1832) -- (Lévêque et al. 1989:116 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:300 [ref. 26478], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1990:215 [ref. 21589], Paugy et al. 1990:337 [ref. 26477], Dankwa et al. 1999:19 [ref. 28023], Seegers et al. 2003:35 [ref. 28087] with subspecies, Paugy & Schaefer 2007:375 [ref. 30022], Neumann et al. 2016:305 [ref. 35036]). Current status: Valid as Brycinus nurse (Rüppell 1832). Alestidae. Distribution: Africa. Habitat: freshwater.