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obesus, Synodontis Boulenger [G. A.] 1898:415 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 2 (no. 11) (art. 49); ref. 14682] Opobo River, Old Calabar, Nigeria. Lectotype: BMNH 1896.5.5.67. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1881.7.20.5-6 (2). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected in Poll 1971:96 [ref. 7700]. •Valid as Synodontis obesus Boulenger 1898 -- (Poll 1971:96 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:138 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:196 [ref. 12860], Paugy & Bénech 1989:303 [ref. 26478], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1992:554 [ref. 21590], Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155], Fermon et al. 2007:747 [ref. 30032], De Weirdt et al. 2008:122 [ref. 29869], Vreven & Milondo 2009:100 [ref. 30416] in obesus/rebeli complex, Vreven & Ibala Zamba 2011:359 [ref. 31194]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis obesus Boulenger 1898. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Widespread in western Africa. Habitat: freshwater.