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mystus, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:305 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Nile River. Holotype (unique): NRM 70. Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:219 [ref. 20707], Ferraris 2007:365 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (De Vos 1986:41 [ref. 6191], Burgess 1989:99 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:118 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:302 [ref. 26478], De Vos & Skelton 1990:323 [ref. 20129], Paugy et al. 1990:339 [ref. 26477], Lévèque et al. 1991:142 [ref. 31367], De Vos in Lévêque et al. 1992:444 [ref. 21590], De Vos 1995:246 [ref. 23748], Dankwa et al. 1999:30 [ref. 28023], Diogo et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27670], Ferraris 2007:365 [ref. 29155], De Vos 2007:645 [ref. 30029], Neumann et al. 2016:306 [ref. 35036]). Current status: Valid as Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus 1758). Schilbeidae. Distribution: Nile River basin and western Africa. Habitat: freshwater.