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balayi, Pimelodus Sauvage [H.-E.] 1879:98 [9] [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 3; ref. 3881] Ogôoué River at Lopé [? Lopé River], French Congo. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-0898. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:30 [ref. 19575] as balayi, Ferraris 2007:162 [ref. 29155]. On p. 9 of separate. Risch 1986:2 [ref. 6190] regards ballayi as an unjustified emendation. •Valid as Auchenoglanis balayi (Sauvage 1879) -- (Risch 1986:2 [ref. 6190], Burgess 1989:71 [ref. 12860], Mo 1991:157 [ref. 19952] as ballayi). •Valid as Parauchenoglanis balayi (Sauvage 1879) -- (Geerinckx et al. 2003:25 [ref. 27023], Geerinckx et al. 2004:790 [ref. 27530], Ferraris 2007:162 [ref. 29155], Geerinckx et al. 2007:599 [ref. 30028], Skelton 2019:229 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Parauchenoglanis balayi (Sauvage 1879). Claroteidae: Auchenoglanidinae. Distribution: West central Africa: Rivers of South Cameroon, Gabon and Congo. Habitat: freshwater.