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microstoma, Malapterurus Poll [M.] & Gosse [J.-P.] 1969:8, Pls. 1, 2 (fig. b), 3 (fig. b) [Bulletin de l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique v. 45 (no. 38); ref. 19535] Yangambi, Congo River, Democratic Republic of Congo. Holotype: MRAC 164701. Paratypes: (20) BMNH 1969.9.10.1 (1); MRAC 1193 (1), 164702 (1), 19954 (1), 20827-29 (3), 55629 (1), 58626-27 (2), 58896-99 (4), 67217 (1), 68737 (1), 69329 (1), 104445 (1), 164703 (1), 164704-05 (2). Type catalog: Derijst 1991:55 [ref. 21528], Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155]. If microstomus was treated as a noun, then the correct spelling when in Malapterurus is microstoma. •Valid as Malapterurus microstoma Poll & Gosse 1969 -- (Gosse 1986:104 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:157 [ref. 12860], Poll & Gosse 1995:89 [ref. 24781], Roberts 2000:7 [ref. 24300], Norris 2002:77 [ref. 27470], Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155], Munene et al. 2021:24 [ref. 39283], Stiassny et al. 2021:1687 [ref. 39000]). Current status: Valid as Malapterurus microstoma Poll & Gosse 1969. Malapteruridae. Distribution: Western-central Africa: Congo River system (Democratic Republic of Congo). Habitat: freshwater.


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