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clarias, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:306 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] America [in error, actual Africa]. Lectotype: NRM 7044. Paralectotypes: NRM 73 (1). Type information and nomenclatural discussion: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:220-221 [ref. 20707]. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:313 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected by Silfvergrip 1996 but the consequencies of this selection are discussed by Ferraris 2007:313 [ref. 29155]. See Schraml 2011:27 [ref. 31440]. Selected lectotype was probably not a syntype of S. clarias. •Valid as Synodontis clarias (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Poll 1971:44 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:117 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:195 [ref. 12860], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1992:533 [ref. 21590], Willoughby 1994:26 [ref. 22047], Dankwa et al. 1999:37 [ref. 28023], De Vos 2001:48 [ref. 25362], Ferraris 2007:313 [ref. 29155], Friel & Sullivan 2008:11 [ref. 29726], Fricke 2008:18 [ref. 30182]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis clarias (Linnaeus 1758). Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Widespread in Africa. Habitat: freshwater.