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africana, Arius falcarius var. Günther [A.] in Playfair & Günther 1867:114 [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Pangani River, Madagascar. Syntypes: BMNH 1865.9.21.16 (1), 1867.3.7.385-386 (2 skins), 1867.3.9.499 (1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:31 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Arius africanus Günther 1867 -- (Taylor 1986:153 [ref. 6195], Burgess 1989:168 [ref. 12860], Reinthal & Stiassny 1997:354 [ref. 22780], Ng & Sparks 2003:15 [ref. 27207] with author as Boulenger 1911, Seegers et al. 2003:38 [ref. 28087] dated 1866, Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:14 [ref. 29031]). •Mention -- (Kailola 2004:146 [ref. 28108]). •Incertae sedis in Ariidae -- (Ferraris 2007:31 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Arius africanus Günther 1867. Ariidae: Ariinae. Distribution: Eastern Africa: Madagascar. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.