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affinis, Malapterurus Günther [A.] 1864:220 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 5; ref. 1974] Old Calabar [Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, Africa], ca. 4°57'N 8°19'E. Syntypes: BMNH 1864.7.9.1 (1), 1859.11.20.1 (1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155]. •Synonym of Malapterurus electricus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Gosse 1986:102 [ref. 6194]). •Synonym of Malapterurus beninensis Murray 1855 -- (Roberts 2000:6 [ref. 24300], Norris 2002:55 [ref. 27470] with question, Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155] with question). Current status: Synonym of Malapterurus beninensis Murray 1855. Malapteruridae. Habitat: freshwater.