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Carlarius heudelotii (Valenciennes, 1840)

(fig. 29)

Arius heudelotii ZBK Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 73, pl. 428. Type locality: Senegal . Syntypes : MNHN B-0689 .

Arius mercatoris ZBK Poll, 1949: 201, fig. 8. Type locality: Atlantic , 12º34’N , 17º09’W , 8-10 fm. Holotype : IRSNB 89 .

Distribution: Niger River

Countries: Senegal, Guinea Bissau and Nigeria.

Habitat: Freshwaters.

Maximum size: 760 mm TL.

Material examined: USNM 293075 (3 al, 340-395 mm TL) (1 c&s), Guinea Bissau , 11° 38’ N - 17° 00’ W .


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