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zambezensis, Synodontis Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1852:682 [Monatsberichte der K√∂niglichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1852; ref. 18539] Zambezi River, Mozambique. Lectotype: ZMB 3119. Paralectotypes: ZMB 3115-18 (1, 1, 3, 1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:323 [ref. 29155]. Also in Peters 1868:31, Pl. 5 (figs. 2-3) [ref. 3440] as zambezensis. Incorrect spelling zambesensis dates to Peters manuscript as quoted in G√ľnther 1864. Lectotype selected by Poll 1971:225 [ref. 7700]. •Valid as Synodontis zambezensis Peters 1852 -- (Poll 1971:225 [ref. 7700] as zambesensis, Gosse 1986:151 [ref. 6194] as zambezensis, Burgess 1989:197 [ref. 12860] as zambesensis, Skelton & White 1990:280 [ref. 13608], Skelton 1993:249 [ref. 24071], Seegers 1996:249 [ref. 23725], De Vos 2001:49 [ref. 25362], Skelton 2001:249 [ref. 27406], Ferraris 2007:323 [ref. 29155], Marshall 2011:176 [ref. 31755]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis zambezensis Peters 1852. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Southeastern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.