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ater, Galeichthys Castelnau [F. L.] 1861:62 [Mémoire sur les poissons de l'Afrique australe; ref. 767] Table Bay, Cape Town, South Africa. Neotype locality: Indian Ocean at Tsitsikamma Coastal Marine Park, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Neotype: RUSI 63803. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:43 [ref. 29155]. Neotype selected by Kulongowski 2010:11-12 [ref. 30940]; two syntypes lost. •Valid as Arius ater (Castelnau 1861) -- (Burgess 1989:168 [ref. 12860]). •Valid as Galeichthys ater Castelnau 1861 -- (Taylor 1986:157 [ref. 6195], Taylor 1986:212 [ref. 6282], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:113 [ref. 28072], Kailola 2004:136 [ref. 28108], Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:62 [ref. 29031], Ferraris 2007:43 [ref. 29155], Acero-P. and Betancur-R. 2007:139 [ref. 29200], Kulongowski 2010:11 [ref. 30940], Acero P. & Betancur-R. 2016:1749 [ref. 34564]). Current status: Valid as Galeichthys ater Castelnau 1861. Ariidae: Galeichthyinae. Distribution: South Africa: southern Atlantic and Indian Ocean localities. Habitat: marine.