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anguillaris, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:305 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Nile River, Egypt. Syntypes: NRM 71 (1). Type information: Teugels & Roberts 1987 [ref. 6479]. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:140 [ref. 29155]. See Ng & Kottelat 2008:728 [ref. 29755] for information on syntypes. Based on several pre-Linnaean sources, including the Silurus anguillaris of Hasselquist 1754:371 [ref. 30181], the Black fish of Russell 1756:73 [ref. 19817] from Aleppo (Syria), and the Silurus anguillaris in the manuscript of Linnaeus 1764:96 [ref. 2788]. •Valid as Clarias anguillaris (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Teugels 1982:441 [ref. 27525], Teugels 1986:71 [ref. 6193], Teugels 1986:24 [ref. 12548], Burgess 1989:146 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:119 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:302 [ref. 26478], Lévêque 1990:43 [ref. 19786], Paugy et al. 1990:340 [ref. 26477], Lévèque et al. 1991:143 [ref. 31367], Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1992:481 [ref. 21590], Bakhoum 1994:191 [ref. 24734], Poll & Gosse 1995:195 [ref. 24781], Agnèse et al. 1997:1143 [ref. 26486], Dankwa et al. 1999:36 [ref. 28023], Agnèse & Teugels 2001:548 [ref. 25239], Agnèse & Teugels 2005:552 [ref. 28553], Ferraris 2007:140 [ref. 29155], Teugels et al. 2007:679 [ref. 30030], Aken'Ova 2007:46 [ref. 30481], Neumann et al. 2016:306 [ref. 35036]). Current status: Valid as Clarias anguillaris (Linnaeus 1758). Clariidae. Distribution: Widespread in northern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.