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melanostictus, Synodontis Boulenger [G. A.] 1906:553, Pl. 34 [Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 17 (pt 6, no. 1); ref. 573] Lofu, Lake Tanganyika. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1906.9.8.72. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155]. Gender of genus treated by us as masculine. •Synonym of Synodontis nigromaculatus Boulenger 1905 -- (Poll 1971:325 [ref. 7700], Gosse 1986:136 [ref. 6194]). •Valid as Synodontis melanostictus Boulenger 1906 -- (Wright & Page 2006:130 [ref. 28885], Wright & Page 2008:296 [ref. 29628]). •Synonym of Synodontis nigromaculata Boulenger 1905 -- (Ferraris 2007:318 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis melanostictus Boulenger 1906. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: East central Africa: Lake Tanganyika and its tributaries. Habitat: freshwater.


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