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afer, Symbranchus Boulenger [G. A.] 1909:430 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 4 (no. 23); ref. 14366] Port Mansoa, Guinea-Bissau. Lectotype: BMNH 1909.10.29.114. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1909.10.29.113 (1), 1909.10.29 115 (1, skeleton). Lectotype selected by Rosen & Greenwood 1976:51-52 [ref. 7094]. •Valid as Ophisternon afrum (Boulenger 1909) -- (Rosen & Greenwood 1976:51 [ref. 7094], Daget 1986:291 [ref. 6203], Greenwood 1990:1023 [ref. 19525], Daget in Lévêque et al. 1992:660 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:83 [ref. 24781], Bailey & Gans 1998:6 [ref. 23296], Britz et al. 2016:313 [ref. 34914]). Current status: Valid as Ophisternon afrum (Boulenger 1909). Synbranchidae. Distribution: West Africa. Habitat: freshwater.


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