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ornatissimus, Synodontis Gosse [J.-P.] 1982:48 [Cybium 3e série. Bulletin de la Société Française d'Ichtyologie v. 6 (no. 2); ref. 19579] Poko, Democratic Republic of Congo. Holotype (unique): MRAC 7144. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:319 [ref. 29155]. Replacement name for Synodontis ornatus Boulenger 1920, preoccupied by Synodontis ornatus Pappenheim 1914. Gender of genus treated by us as masculine. •Valid as Synodontis ornatissimus Gosse 1982 -- (Gosse 1986:140 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:196 [ref. 12860]). •Valid as Synodontis ornatissima Gosse 1982 -- (Ferraris 2007:319 [ref. 29155], Wright & Page 2008:297 [ref. 29628]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis ornatissimus Gosse 1982. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Ubangi River and its tributaries, Congo River basin, central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.