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Malapterurus Lacep├Ęde [B. G. E.] 1803:90 Masc. Silurus electricus Gmelin 1789. Type designated by the ICZN; on Official List (Opinion 93, Direction 56). Malapterus Jarocki 1822 and Malapturus Swainson 1839 both on Official Index as incorrect subsequent spellings (Direction 56). Unjustifiably emended to Malopterurus by Agassiz 1846; as Malacopterurus by Gill 1890:3591 [Century Dictionary, v. 4 - not investigated]. •Valid as Malapterurus Lacepède 1803 -- (Gosse 1986:102 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:157 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:119 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:303 [ref. 26478], Paugy et al. 1990:340 [ref. 26477], Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1992:496 [ref. 21590], Dankwa et al. 1999:36 [ref. 28023], Roberts 2000:5 [ref. 24300], Norris 2002:23 [ref. 27470], Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155], Norris 2007:693 [ref. 30031], Marshall 2011:169 [ref. 31755]). Current status: Valid as Malapterurus Lacep├Ęde 1803. Malapteruridae.