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Carlarius latiscutatus ( Günther , 1864)

? Pimelodus gambensis ZBK Bowdich, 1825: 234, fig. 50. Type locality: Gambia River , Nigeria . No types know.

Arius latiscutatus ZBK Günther , 1864: 151. Type locality: Fernando Poo Island , Equatorial Guinea , Gulf of GuineaLectotype : BMNH 1864.1[or 2].26.1 .

Arius lagoensis ZBK Pfaff, 1933: 298, figs. 9-10. Type locality: Lagos , Nigeria . Holotype : ZMUC 1.8.1928.87 . Paratypes : ZMUC 1.8.1928.88 .

Distribution: Western Africa.

Countries: Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo, Zaire, Angola and Namibia.

Habitat: predominantly brackish waters.

Maximum size: 700 mm TL.

Material examined: USNM 00188475 (4 al, 263-340 mm TL) (1 c&s), Nigeria , off Lagos .


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