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gangelica, Pterocryptis Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1861:712 [Monatsberichte der K√∂niglichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1861; ref. 3451] Ganges River, India. Holotype: ZMB 4796. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:376 [ref. 29155]. Misspelled gangetica by earlier authors, assuming that the original spelling was in error. •Doubtfully valid -- (Burgess 1989:86 [ref. 12860]). •Valid as Silurus gangeticus (Peters 1961) -- (Arunkumar & Tombi Singh 1997:72 [ref. 24944], Menon 1999:220 [ref. 24904], Ng & Chan 2005:54 [ref. 28371], Jayaram 2006:100 [ref. 28762]). •Valid as Pterocryptis gangelica Peters 1861 -- (Bornbusch 1991:1076 [ref. 16547] as gangetica, Burgess & Finley 1996:164 [ref. 22901] as gangetica, Ng & Kottelat 1998:396 [ref. 23627], Ng 1999:373 [ref. 24236], Ferraris 2007:376 [ref. 29155], Ng et al. 2018:133 [ref. 36220]). Current status: Valid as Pterocryptis gangelica Peters 1861. Siluridae. Distribution: India and Bangladesh. Habitat: freshwater.


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