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ellipsifer, Mastacembelus Boulenger [G. A.] 1899:126, Pl. 47 (fig. 4) [Annales du Musee du Congo (Ser. Zoology) v. 1 (fasc. 5); ref. 589] Albertville [Kalemie], Democratic Republic of Congo, Lake Tanganyika. Holotype (unique): MRAC 246. •Valid as Afromastacembelus ellipsifer (Boulenger 1899) -- (Travers 1984:145 [ref. 5147], Gosse 1986:416 [ref. 6194]). •Valid as Caecomastacembelus ellipsifer (Boulenger 1899). •Valid as Mastacembelus ellipsifer Boulenger 1899 -- (Vreven 2005:1540 [ref. 28140], Vreven & Snoeks 2009:1019 [ref. 30552], Brown et al. 2011:287 [ref. 31286]). Current status: Valid as Mastacembelus ellipsifer Boulenger 1899. Mastacembelidae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Lake Tanganyika. Habitat: freshwater.