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amphibia, Rhinocryptis Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1844:414 [Monatsberichte der K√∂niglichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1844; ref. 3447] Quellimane, Mozambique. Syntypes: ?NMW 63436 (1); MZUF (2); ZMB 1-4 (1, 1, 1, 2), ZMB 15797 (1, poor condition), 20758 (1), 31668 [ex ZMB 14315] (1), 31669 [ex ZMB 14288] (1), 31670 [ex ZMB 14318] (bones), 31671 [ex ZMB 14317] (1), ? BMNH 1858.6.18.11 (1). •Valid as Protopterus amphibius (Peters 1844) -- (Gosse 1984:15 [ref. 6169], Skelton 1993:91 [ref. 24071], Poll & Gosse 1995:77 [ref. 24781], Seegers 1996:57 [ref. 23725], Skelton 2001:91 [ref. 27406], Seegers et al. 2003:28 [ref. 28087] as aff. amphibius). Current status: Valid as Protopterus amphibius (Peters 1844). Protopteridae. Distribution: Coastal lower Zambezi and eastern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.