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platycephalus, Chrysichthys Worthington [E. B.] & Ricardo [C. K.] 1937:1092, Fig. 6 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1936 (pt 4); ref. 15306] Mpulungu-Niamkolo and the estuary of the Ngere River; Lake Tanganyika basin, eastern Africa. Syntypes: (38) BMNH 1936.6.15.849-852 (4), 1936.6.15.853-856 (4), 1936.6.15.857-878 (22). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:159 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Bathybagrus platycephalus (Worthington & Ricardo 1937) -- (Mo 1991:151 [ref. 19952]). •Valid as Chrysichthys platyceplalus Worthington & Ricardo 1937 -- (Bailey & Stewart 1984:8 [ref. 5232], Risch 1986:25 [ref. 6190], Burgess 1989:67 [ref. 12860], Ferraris 2007:158 [ref. 29155], Hardman 2008:43 [ref. 29542]). Current status: Valid as Chrysichthys platycephalus Worthington & Ricardo 1937. Claroteidae: Claroteinae. Distribution: Lake Tanganyika basin, eastern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.