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mesmaekersi, Protopterus aethiopicus Poll [M.] 1961:12, Pl. 1 (fig. A) [Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Série in 8o, Sciences Zoologiques No. 103; ref. 17954] Ile de Mateba (Boma), Lower Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo. Holotype: MRAC 78698. Paratypes: MRAC 55779 (1), 78689-90 (1, 1), 78691-94 (4), 78695-97 (3), 98807 (1). Type catalog: Derijst 1991:64 [ref. 21528]. •Synonym of Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel 1851, but a valid subspecies as described -- (Gosse 1984:15 [ref. 6169]). Current status: Synonym of Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel 1851. Protopteridae. Habitat: freshwater.


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