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frontosus, Synodontis Vaillant [L. L.] 1895:48 [Bulletin de la Société Philomathique de Paris (Sér. 8) v. 7 (no. 16); ref. 19844] White Nile River, Sudan. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-4208. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:49 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:314 [ref. 29155]. See also Vaillant 1896, Nouv. Arch. Mus. Hist. Nat. Paris (3) v. 7, Pl. 8 (fig. 8). Gender of genus treated by us as masculine. •Valid as Synodontis frontosa Vaillant 1895 -- (Ferraris 2007:314 [ref. 29155]). •Valid as Synodontis frontosus Vaillant 1895 -- (Poll 1971:87 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:127 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:196 [ref. 12860], Lévèque et al. 1991:143 [ref. 31367], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1992:553 [ref. 21590], Seegers et al. 2003:39 [ref. 28087], Neumann et al. 2016:306 [ref. 35036]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis frontosus Vaillant 1895. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: White Nile and Omo River drainages, northwest Africa. Habitat: freshwater.