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courteti, Synodontis Pellegrin [J.] 1906:473 [Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 1) v. 12 (no. 7); ref. 15683] Fort Archambault [Sahr], Shari River, Chad. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1904-0083. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:50 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:313 [ref. 29155]. •Probably/possibly a synonym of Synodontis xiphias Günther 1864 -- (Lévèque et al. 1991:144 [ref. 31367], Willoughby 1994:28 [ref. 22047]). •Valid as Synodontis courteti Pellegrin 1906 -- (Poll 1971:128 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:124 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:195 [ref. 12860], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1992:541 [ref. 21590], Willoughby 1994:27 [ref. 22047], Ferraris 2007:313 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis courteti Pellegrin 1906. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Chad and Niger basins, western and north-central Africa. Habitat: freshwater.