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polli, Polypterus Gosse [J.-P.] 1988:241, Fig. 1 [Cybium v. 12 (no. 3); ref. 6868] Eala, Ruki River, Democratic Republic of Congo. Holotype: MRAC 47667. Paratypes: IRSNB 798 [ex 3268] (1); MRAC 1371-72 (2), 2799 (1), 3209 (1), 3211-13 (3), 3216-19 (4), 14676 (1), 14684 (1), 14694 (1), 30037 (1), 41649 (1), 56291 (1); plus non-type material. Type catalog: Moritz & Britz 2019:[64] [ref. 36886]. Replacement name for Polypterus palmas congicus Poll 1954 (nomen nudum) as validated by Daget 1962, preoccupied by Polypterus congicus Boulenger 1898. •Synonym of Polypterus palmas Ayres 1850, but a valid subspecies polli Gosse 1988 -- (Hanssens et al. 1995:704 [ref. 22406], Britz 2004:184 [ref. 27800], Schliewen & Schäfer 2006:32 [ref. 28498]). •Valid as Polypterus polli Gosse 1988 -- (Gosse 1988:243 [ref. 6868], Poll & Gosse 1995:28 [ref. 24781], Moritz & Britz 2019:[64] [ref. 36886]). Current status: Valid as Polypterus polli Gosse 1988. Polypteridae. Distribution: Africa: Congo River system. Habitat: freshwater.