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rukwaensis, Synodontis zambezensis Hilgendorf [F. M.] & Pappenheim [P.] 1903:267 [Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde zu Berlin 1903 (no. 6); ref. 15031] Lake Rukwa, southwestern Tanzania. Lectotype: ZMB 16311. Paralectotypes: CM [ex ZMB 16310] (1, whereabouts unknown); ZMB 16310 (5), 16312 (4), 32380 [ex 16361] (2). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:320 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype selected by Seegers 1996:249 [ref. 23725]. •Synonym of Synodontis zambesensis Peters 1852 -- (Gosse 1986:151 [ref. 6194] as zambezensis). •Valid as Synodontis rukwaensis Hilgendorf & Pappenheim 1903 -- (Seegers 1996:248 [ref. 23725], De Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde 1998:149 [ref. 24905], De Vos et al. 2001:131 [ref. 26059], Ferraris 2007:320 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Synodontis rukwaensis Hilgendorf & Pappenheim 1903. Mochokidae: Mochokinae. Distribution: Tanzania, eastern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.