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bajad, Silurus Fabricius [J. C.] (ex Forsskål) in Niebuhr 1775:66, xiii [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] Nile River, Egypt. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:83 [ref. 29155]. Authorship according to Fricke 2008:19 [ref. 30182]. Misspelling or unjustified emendation as Porcus bayad Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1809, Pl. 15 (figs. 1-2). Species name misspelled bayard by Cuvier 1831:215 [ref. 37378]. •Valid as Bagrus bajad (Forsskål 1775) -- (Risch 1986:9 [ref. 6190], Burgess 1989:69 [ref. 12860], Mo 1991:128 [ref. 19952], Lévèque et al. 1991:142 [ref. 31367], Risch in Lévêque et al. 1992:400 [ref. 21590], Dankwa et al. 1999:32 [ref. 28023], Seegers et al. 2003:36 [ref. 28087], Ferraris 2007:83 [ref. 29155], Vreven & Risch 2007:581 [ref. 30027], Neumann et al. 2016:305 [ref. 35036]). •Valid as Bagrus bajad (Fabricius 1775) -- (Fricke 2008:19 [ref. 30182]). Current status: Valid as Bagrus bajad (Fabricius 1775). Bagridae. Distribution: Eastern and western Africa. Habitat: freshwater.