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niloticus, Hypophthalmus Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:6, Pl. 1 (fig. 1) [Beschreibung und Abbildung mehrerer neuer Fische, im Nil entdeckt 1829; ref. 22233] Nile River near Benisuef, Egypt. Syntypes: BMNH 1850.7.29.16 (1); ?RMNH 2985 [ex SMF] (1); SMF 725 (1), 2637 (1, dry), 6050-51 (1, 1, skeletons), 6053 (1). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:365 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Schilbe niloticus (Rüppell 1829) -- (De Vos 1986:50 [ref. 6191], Burgess 1989:99 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:119 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:302 [ref. 26478], Paugy et al. 1990:339 [ref. 26477], Lévèque et al. 1991:142 [ref. 31367]). •Synonym of Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (De Vos & Skelton 1990:323 [ref. 20129], De Vos in Lévêque et al. 1992:444 [ref. 21590], De Vos 1995:246 [ref. 23748], Ferraris 2007:365 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Schilbe mystus (Linnaeus 1758). Schilbeidae. Habitat: freshwater.


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