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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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schenga, Distichodus Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1852:276 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1852; ref. 18539] Zambezi River, at Tette, Mozambique. Syntypes: ZMB 3565 (now 3). Type catalog: Zarske 2011:76 [ref. 31375]. Also in Peters 1868:74, Pl. 13 (fig. 2) [ref. 3440]. Spelled schenga in all uses by Peters, so shenga is an incorrect subsequent spelling. •Valid as Distichodus schenga Peters 1852 -- (Daget & Gosse 1984:192 [ref. 6185] with a holotype, Skelton 1993:195 [ref. 24071] as shenga, Skelton 2001:195 [ref. 27406] as shenga, Zarske 2011:76 [ref. 31375], Marshall 2011:125 [ref. 31755]). Current status: Valid as Distichodus schenga Peters 1852. Distichodontidae. Distribution: Southeastern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.

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