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beninensis, Malapterurus Murray [A.] 1855:20, Pl. [Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh v. 1; ref. 19115] Old Calabar River, Nigeria. Syntypes: BMNH 1856.1.16.1 (2), ?NMSZ 1855.27 (2). Type catalog: Herman et al. 1990:1 [ref. 20727], Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155]. Described more fully in Murray 1855 [ref. 20728]. •Synonym of Malapterurus electricus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Gosse 1986:102 [ref. 6194]). •Valid as Malapterurus beninensis Murray 1855 -- (Roberts 2000:6 [ref. 24300], Norris 2002:54 [ref. 27470], Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155], Norris 2007:695 [ref. 30031], Skelton 2019:227 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Malapterurus beninensis Murray 1855. Malapteruridae. Distribution: Central and western Africa. Habitat: freshwater.