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gariepinus, Silurus (Heterobranchus) Burchell [W. J.] 1822:425, Fig. on p. 445 [Travels in the interior of southern Africa. 2 vols.; ref. 17293] Vaal River, at Smidtsdrift, above confluence with Riet River, Cape Province, South Africa (28°42'10"S, 24°04'29"E). Neotype: SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 520. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:143 [ref. 29155]. Neotype evidently selected by Bruton & Teugels in 1982 but first published in Skelton & Teugels 1992 (see Seegers 1996:206 [ref. 23725]). •Valid as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822) -- (Teugles 1982:442 [ref. 27525], Teugels 1986:79 [ref. 6193], Teugels 1986:35 [ref. 12548], Krupp & Schneider 1989:387 [ref. 13651], Burgess 1989:146 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:119 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:303 [ref. 26478], Lévêque 1990:43 [ref. 19786], Lévèque et al. 1991:143 [ref. 31367], Skelton & Teugels 1992:1 [ref. 20199], Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1992:480 [ref. 21590], Kottelat et al. 1993:77 [ref. 23448], Skelton 1993:229 [ref. 24071], Benech et al. 1993:83 [ref. 22337], Poll & Gosse 1995:195 [ref. 24781], Rainboth 1996:163 [ref. 22772], Seegers 1996:205 [ref. 23725], Coad 1996:85 [ref. 25304], Adriaens & Verraea 1996:255 [ref. 24713], Agnèse et al. 1997:1143 [ref. 26486], Anseaume & Teugels 1999:416 [ref. 24564], Dankwa et al. 1999:36 [ref. 28023], Diogo & Chardon 2000:460 [ref. 27289], Agnèse & Teugels 2001:548 [ref. 25239], Teugels et al. 2001:86 [ref. 25350], Agnèse & Teugels 2001:683 [ref. 25481], Kottelat 2001:141 [ref. 25780], Skelton 2001:229 [ref. 27406], De Vos et al. 2001:131 [ref. 26059], Hanel 2003:56 [ref. 27894], Seegers et al. 2003:37 [ref. 28087], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:196 [ref. 28107], Snoeks 2004:24 [ref. 28111], Bogutskaya & Naseka 2004:123 [ref. 28183], Agnèse & Teugels 2005:552 [ref. 28553], Fricke et al. 2007:54 [ref. 29533], Ferraris 2007:143 [ref. 29155], Teugels et al. 2007:677 [ref. 30030], Aken'Ova 2007:46 [ref. 30481], Shrestha 2008:194 [ref. 29923], Segers 2008:154 [ref. 29830], Hanssens 2009:28 [ref. 30167], Marshall 2011:155 [ref. 31755], Gurung et al. 2013:4884 [ref. 32969], Kottelat 2013:243 [ref. 32989], Çiçek et al. 2015:149 [ref. 35151], Zhang et al. 2016:211 [ref. 34477], Bertaco et al. 2016:435 [ref. 34561], Neumann et al. 2016:306 [ref. 35036], Koerber et al. 2017:4 [ref. 35083], Koerber et al. 2017:5 [ref. 35632], Bruton et al. 2018:67 [ref. 36373], Sulaiman et al. 2018:33 [ref. 35802], Ćaleta et al. 2019:173 [ref. 37026], Koerber et al. 2019:5 [ref. 36736], Lorenzoni et al. 2019:253 [ref. 37108], Ng et al. 2019:532 [ref. 36606], Skelton 2019:229, 235 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Clarias gariepinus (Burchell 1822). Clariidae. Distribution: Widespread in Africa and Asia Minor. Introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.