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uranoscopus, Schilbe Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1832:4, Pl. 1 (fig. 1) [Fortsetzung der Beschreibung und Abbildung meherer neuer Fische; ref. 18643] Fish market in Cairo, Egypt. Lectotype: BMNH 1850.7.29.22. Paralectotypes: SMF 546 (1, dry), 2622 (1, dry), 2629 (1, dry), 6657 (1, skeleton); ?NRM 6022 (1); ?RMNH 2919 [ex SMF] (1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:365 [ref. 29155]. Lectotype established by De Vos 1986:45 [ref. 6191]. •Valid as Schilbe uranoscopus Rüppell 1832 -- (De Vos 1986:45 [ref. 6191], Burgess 1989:99 [ref. 12860], De Vos in Lévêque et al. 1992:443 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:183 [ref. 24781], De Vos 1995:271 [ref. 23748] with a holotype, Seegers et al. 2003:37 [ref. 28087], Ferraris 2007:365 [ref. 29155], De Vos 2007:643 [ref. 30029], Neumann et al. 2016:306 [ref. 35036]). Current status: Valid as Schilbe uranoscopus Rüppell 1832. Schilbeidae. Distribution: Northern Africa. Habitat: freshwater.