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Genera in the family or subfamily Malapteruridae: [ 4 ] records


Anacanthus Minding [J.] 1832:117 Masc. Silurus electricus Gmelin 1789. Type by monotypy. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Anacanthus Gray 1830 in fishes. •Synonym of Malapterurus Lacepède 1803 -- (Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155]). 1°Homonym. Current status: Synonym of Malapterurus Lacepède 1803. Malapteruridae.

Malapterurus Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1803:90 Masc. Silurus electricus Gmelin 1789. Type designated by the ICZN; on Official List (Opinion 93, Direction 56). Malapterus Jarocki 1822 and Malapturus Swainson 1839 both on Official Index as incorrect subsequent spellings (Direction 56). Unjustifiably emended to Malopterurus by Agassiz 1846; as Malacopterurus by Gill 1890:3591 [Century Dictionary, v. 4 - not investigated]. •Valid as Malapterurus Lacepède 1803 -- (Gosse 1986:102 [ref. 6194], Burgess 1989:157 [ref. 12860], Lévêque et al. 1989:119 [ref. 26480], Paugy & Bénech 1989:303 [ref. 26478], Paugy et al. 1990:340 [ref. 26477], Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1992:496 [ref. 21590], Dankwa et al. 1999:36 [ref. 28023], Roberts 2000:5 [ref. 24300], Norris 2002:23 [ref. 27470], Ferraris 2007:301 [ref. 29155], Norris 2007:693 [ref. 30031], Marshall 2011:169 [ref. 31755]). Current status: Valid as Malapterurus Lacepède 1803. Malapteruridae.

Paradoxoglanis Norris [S. M.] 2002:117 Masc. Paradoxoglanis caudivittatus Norris 2002. Type by original designation. •Valid as Paradoxoglanis Norris 2002 -- (Ferraris 2007:302 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Valid as Paradoxoglanis Norris 2002. Malapteruridae.

Torpedo Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:16 Fem. Misidentification; wrongly described the electric catfish of the Nile under the electric ray, Malapterurus electricus (Gmelin 1789) (family Malapteruridae); also not intended as a genus description, but presented as a species name and not a generic name, so the authorship is changed to Duméril 1805 (see Fricke 2008:10, 18 [ref. 30182]). Malapteruridae.