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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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tanganaicae, Synodontis serratus Borodin [N. A.] 1936:9 [Zoologische Jahrbücher, Abteilung für Systematik, Geographie und Biologie der Tiere (Jena) v. 68 (no. 1); ref. 13684] Kasanga, Lake Tanganyika. Lectotype: MCZ 32538. Paralectotypes: MCZ 148517 (1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:321 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected by De Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde 1998:148 [ref. 24905]. In the original description, Borodin spelled the name tanganaicae 2 ways, including the main heading (once as tanganyicae, p. 3) and used the same spelling for other taxa; the selection as tanganyicae by De Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde 1998:148 (footnote) [ref. 24905] is apparently against the wishes of the original author, but it is perhaps the first valid first reviser action. However, the emending spelling tanganaicae may have been established earlier (see De Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde 1998:148 [ref. 24905]). •Possible synonym of Synodontis serratus Rüppell 1829 -- (Gosse 1986:146 [ref. 6194]). •Valid as Synodontis tanganaicae Borodin 1936 -- (Schraml 2003:18 [ref. 27544], Ferraris 2007:321 [ref. 29155]). •Valid as Synodontis tanganyicae Borodin 1936 -- (De Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde 1998:147 [ref. 24905], Wright & Page 2006:147 [ref. 28885]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis tanganyicae Borodin 1936. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: East central Africa: Lake Tanganyika. Habitat: freshwater.