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brieni, Protopterus annectens Poll [M.] 1961:41, Pl. 5 (figs. B-C) [Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Série in 8o, Sciences Zoologiques No. 103; ref. 17954] Kasenga, Luapula River, Congo basin. Holotype: MRAC 37789. Paratypes: ?BMNH 1953.6.24.6 (1); IRSNB 443-445 (8, 2, 2); MRAC 49290-93 (4), 49294-95 (1, 1), 78082-83 (2), 128437 (1), 128441-42 (1, 1). Type catalog: Walschaerts 1987:6-7 [ref. 20755], Derijst 1991:64 [ref. 21528]. •Synonym of Protopterus annectens (Owen 1839), but a valid subspecies as described -- (Gosse 1984:11 [ref. 6169], Lévêque in Lévêque et al. 1990:77 [ref. 21589], Skelton 1993:90 [ref. 24071], Seegers 1996:58 [ref. 23725], Skelton 2001:90 [ref. 27406], De Vos et al. 2001:131 [ref. 26059], Snoeks 2004:20 [ref. 28111], Marshall 2011:38 [ref. 31755]). Current status: Synonym of Protopterus annectens (Owen 1839). Protopteridae. Habitat: freshwater.