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feliceps, Galeichthys Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:29, Pl. 424 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Vicinity of Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Syntypes: MNHN A-9361 to A-9365 (1 ea. = 5, mounted). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:9 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:43 [ref. 29155] •Valid as Arius feliceps (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Burgess 1989:168 [ref. 12860]). •Valid as Galeichthys feliceps Valenciennes 1840 -- (Taylor 1986:157 [ref. 6195], Taylor 1990:233 [ref. 14194], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:138 [ref. 25472], Santos et al. 1997:122 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:40 [ref. 24952], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:112 [ref. 28072], Kailola 2004:136 [ref. 28108], Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:63 [ref. 29031], Ferraris 2007:43 [ref. 29155], Acero-P. and Betancur-R. 2007:139 [ref. 29200], Kulongowski 2010:13 [ref. 30940], Acero P. & Betancur-R. 2016:1750 [ref. 34564], Fricke et al. 2018:61 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Galeichthys feliceps Valenciennes 1840. Ariidae: Galeichthyinae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean off southern Africa: Namibia to about East London, South Africa; southern Madagascar. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.