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congicus, Polypterus palmas Daget [J.] 1962:48 [Mémoires de l'Institut français d'Afrique Noire No. 65; ref. 5866] Type catalog: Derijst 1991:64 [ref. 21528]. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Polypterus congicus Boulenger 1898, replaced by Polypterus polli Gosse 1988. As name only in Poll 1954:285 [ref. 21234] and Daget 1958:2518 [ref. 21235]. See also Daget 1962:48 [ref. 5866]. •Treated as a synonym of Polypterus palmas Ayres 1850, but a valid subspecies -- (Gosse 1984:25 [ref. 6169]). •Synonym of Polypterus polli Gosse 1988. Current status: Synonym of Polypterus polli Gosse 1988. Polypteridae. Habitat: freshwater.