CLAROTEIDAE Bleeker, 1862

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CLAROTEIDAE Bleeker, 1862  

Claroteini Bleeker, 1862 (in Bleeker, 1862–63): 4. Type genus: Clarotes Kner, 1855   .

Chrysichthyinae Regan, 1911: 561. Type genus: Chrysichthys Bleeker, 1858   .

Auchenoglanidinae Jayaram, 1966b: 1119   . Type genus: Auchenoglanis Günther, 1865   .

Gephyroglanidini Jayaram, 1966b: 1071, 1099. Type genus: Gephyroglanis Boulenger, 1899   .

Chrysichthyini Jayaram, 1966b: 1071. Type genus: Chrysichthys Bleeker, 1858   ; preoccupied by Regan (1911).

Taxonomic summaries: Risch (1986, as Bagridae   , in part).

Reviews: Jayaram (1955a, 1966b, African genera); Risch (1992b, West Africa); Bailey & Stewart (1984, Lake Tanganyika).

Phylogeny: Jayaram (1976); Jayaram & Singh (1982); Mo (1991); Ng (2003j).

Key to genera: Poll & Gosse (1994).

17 genera, 83 species; including 1 fossil genus and 3 fossil species.

AMARGINOPS Nichols & Griscom, 1917  

Amarginops Nichols & Griscom, 1917: 713   . Type species: Amarginops platus Nichols & Griscom, 1917   . Type by monotypy. Gender: Masculine.

Amarginops hildae (Bell-Cross, 1973)  

Chrysichthys hildae Bell-Cross, 1973: 7   , fig. 1. Type locality: Buzi River   GoogleMaps , Mozambique, at approximately 20º22'S, 30º20'E. Holotype: QVMS 1827 View Materials .

Distribution: Lower reaches of Buzi River, Mozambique (Skelton, 1993).

Remarks: Also treated in recent literature as Chrysichthys hildae   .

Amarginops platus Nichols & Griscom, 1917  

Amarginops platus Nichols & Griscom, 1917: 713   , fig. 22–23. Type locality: Stanleyville , Congo. Holotype: AMNH 6528 View Materials .

Distribution: Kisangani, Congo; known only from types (Risch, 1986).

ANASPIDOGLANIS Teugels, Risch, de Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1991   Anaspidoglanis Teugels, Risch, de Vos & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1991: 513   . Type species: Auchenoglanis   mac- rostoma Pellegrin, 1909. Type by original designation. Gender: Masculine.

Revision: Mbega & Teugels (1998: 233).

Key: Geerinckx et al. (2003).

Anaspidoglanis akiri (Risch, 1987)  

Auchenoglanis akiri Risch, 1987: 33   , fig. 4. Type locality: Umayara Mba   GoogleMaps , Etche, Rivers State, Nigeria (5º12'N, 7º06'E). Holotype: MRAC 84-15 View Materials -P-9; holotype illustrated in Geerinckx et al. (2003: 24, fig. 8c).

Distribution: Niger River delta, New Calabar and Bony Rivers, Nigeria (Geerinckx et al. 2003).

Remarks: Redescribed and assigned to Anaspidoglanis   in Geerinckx et al. (2003).

Anaspidoglanis boutchangai (Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965)  

Parauchenoglanis boutchangai Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965b: 347   , fig. 1. Type locality: Rapides de la Ngounié ou de la Louetsi à Lelamba, 2º12'S, 11º30'E [ Gabon]. Holotype: MRAC 153160 View Materials .

Distribution: Ngounié or Louetsi River, Gabon; known only from the type locality (Risch, 1986).

Anaspidoglanis macrostomus (Pellegrin, 1909)  

Auchenoglanis macrostoma Pellegrin, 1909a: 67   . Type locality: Ngomo (Ogôoué) [ Gabon]. Holotype: MNHN 1909-0017 View Materials . Also described as new in Pellegrin (1909d: 48, figs. 1a, 1b). Name spelled Auchenauglanis macrostom on p. 66.

Parauchenoglanis ansorgii Boulenger, 1912b: 20   , pl. 22 (fig. 3). Type locality: N'Kutu sur les chutes du Loango. Holotype: BMNH 1912.4.1.447.

Distribution: S. Cameroon, Gabon, and Congo River system (Risch, 1986).

AUCHENOGLANIS Günther, 1865  

Auchenaspis Bleeker, 1858b: 198   , 205, 208. Type species: Pimelodus biscutatus Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1809   . Type by subsequent designation by Bleeker, 1862 (in Bleeker, 1862–63: 12). Gender: Feminine. Preoccupied by † Auchenaspis Egerton, 1857   , in fossil fishes; replaced by Auchenoglanis Günther, 1865   .

Auchenoglanis Günther, 1865b: 165   . Type species: Pimelodus biscutatus Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1809   . Type by being a replacement name. Gender: Masculine. Replacement for Auchenaspis Bleeker, 1858   , preoccupied by † Auchenaspis Egerton, 1857   , in fossil fishes.

Oxyglanis Vinciguerra, 1898: 249   . Type species: Oxyglanis sacchii Vinciguerra, 1898   . Type by monotypy. Gender: Masculine.

Remarks: Included species and synonymy follows Teugels et al. (1991).

Auchenoglanis biscutatus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)  

Pimelodus biscutatus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809   : pl. 14 (fig. 1). Type locality: Nil. Holotype: MNHN a-8969.

Distribution: Nile, Niger, and Senegal rivers, and Lake Chad basin (Risch, 1986).

Auchenoglanis occidentalis (Valenciennes, 1840)  

Pimelodus occidentalis Valenciennes   , in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 203 (150 in Strasbourg deluxe edition). Type locality: Sénégal. Holotype: MNHN a-8971.

Oxyglanis Sacchii Vinciguerra, 1898: 250   . Type locality: fiume Omo a Murz ù. Holotype: MSNG 14506 View Materials .

Auchenoglanis occidentalis tanganicanus Boulenger, 1906f: 553   , pl. 33. Type locality: Kalambo,... the middle of the lake [Lake Tanganyika] and .... Mtomdwe Bay. Syntypes (4): BMNH 1906.9.6.37–38 (2), BMNH 1906.9.6.39 (1), BMNH 1906.9.8.69 (1). Originally as Auchenoglanis occidentalis var. tanganicanus   .

Auchenoglanis occidentalis tchadiensis Pellegrin, 1909b: 244   . Type locality: Lac Chad à Bol. Syntypes: MNHN 1909-0425 View Materials (3), MNHN 1909-0426 View Materials (4). Originally as Auchenoglanis occidentalis var. tchadiensis   .

Auchenoglanis acuticeps Pappenheim   , in Pappenheim & Boulenger, 1914: 249, pl. 5 (fig. 1). Type locality: Albertsee. Syntypes (7): ZMB 19094 View Materials (1), ZMB 21317 View Materials   (3).

Auchenoglanis Wittei Giltay, 1930a: 92   , figs. 1–2. Type locality: Stanleyville. Holotype: MRAC 19802 View Materials .

Distribution: East African lakes; Lake Chad; Nile, Congo, Omo and Giuba rivers (Risch, 1986).

BATHYBAGRUS Bailey & Stewart, 1984  

Bathybagrus Bailey & Stewart, 1984: 8   . Type species: Bathybagrus tetranema Bailey & Stewart, 1984   . Type by original designation. Gender: Masculine. Bathybagrus tetranema Bailey & Stewart, 1984  

Bathybagrus tetranema Bailey & Stewart, 1984: 11   , figs. 1–4. Type locality: Zambian waters of Lake Tanganyika. Holotype: UMMZ 196110 View Materials .

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika, Zambian portion (Risch, 1986).

CHRYSICHTHYS Bleeker, 1858  

Chrysichthys Bleeker, 1858b: 60   , 65. Type species: Pimelodus auratus Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1809   . Type by subsequent designation by Bleeker (1862–63: 9). Gender: Masculine.

Melanodactylus Bleeker, 1858b: 60   , 65. Type species: Arius acutivelis Valenciennes, 1840   . Type by subsequent designation by Bleeker (1862–63: 9). Gender: Masculine.

Chrysobagrus Boulenger, 1899a: 40   . Type species: Chrysobagrus brevibarbis Boulenger, 1899   . Type by subsequent designation, apparently by Jordan (1920: 485); see Eschmeyer et al. (1998) for details. Gender: Masculine.

Key to species: Jayaram (1966b).

Chrysichthys aluuensis Risch, 1985  

Chrysichthys aluuensis Risch, 1985b: 185   , figs. 2–3. Type locality: Omuehuechi-Aluu , New Calabar River, Rivers State, Nigeria. Holotype: MRAC 84-20 View Materials -P-1.

Distribution: New Calabar River; known only from type locality (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys ansorgii Boulenger, 1910  

Chrysichthys ansorgii Boulenger, 1910: 558   . Type locality: Quanza River at Dondo and from the Bengo River. Syntypes (numerous): ANSP 37906 View Materials (1)   , BMNH 1911.6.1.116–124 (9), BMNH 1911.6   .1.126 (1), USNM 86636 View Materials (1)   , ZMB 18228 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Cuanza and Bengo Rivers, Angola (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys auratus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)  

Pimelodus auratus Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809   : pl. 14 (figs. 3–4). Type locality: Nil. Holotype: at MNHN. Name available from caption to plate, described as Porcus auratus   in Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1827: 302).

Bagrus capito Valenciennes   , in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840a: 430 (319 of Strasbourg deluxe edition). Type locality: Nil. Syntypes: MNHN b-0605 (1), MNHN b-0606 (1).

Chrysichthys macrops Günther, 1864: 71   . Type locality: Nile, Chartoum. Syntypes (7): BMNH 1860.11.9.125 (1), BMNH 1862.6.17.60–64 (5).

Gephyroglanis tilhoi Pellegrin, 1909b: 243   . Type locality: Bol , Lac Chad. Holotype: MNHN 1909-0424 View Materials .

Chrysichthys filamentosus Boulenger, 1912b: 19   , pl. 18 (fig. 2). Type locality: Chiloango ville, Loango à N'Kutu, Luali à Lundo et Buco Zau, Lebuzi à Kuka Muno. Syntypes: BMNH 1912.4   .1.440 (1), BMNH 1912.4   .1.441 (1), BMNH 1912.4.1.442–443 (2), BMNH 1912.4   .1.444 (1), BMNH 1912.4.1.445–446 (2), MRAC 1668–69 View Materials (2)   , MRAC 1670 View Materials (1)   , ZMB 8820 View Materials   (1).

Chrysichthys longifilis Pfaff, 1933: 289   , figs. 5–6. Type locality: Kabara. Holotype (29.2 cm): ZMUC P 28668 View Materials .

Distribution: Nile, Niger, Volta, Senegal rivers, Lake Chad basin, and coastal rivers of western Africa, from Liberia to Angola (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: The name Bagrus auratus   in Hyrtl (1859: 17) is sometimes treated as an available name but is more likely intended as a reference to this species.

Chrysichthys bocagii Boulenger, 1910  

Chrysichthys bocagii Boulenger, 1910: 557   . Type locality: Bengo River at Dondo, Angola. Syntypes (2): BMNH 1911.6.1.114–115 (2).

Distribution: Bengo River, Angola (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys brachynema Boulenger, 1900  

Chrysichthys brachynema Boulenger, 1900c: 480   . Type locality: Kalambo [Lake Tanganyika]. Syntype or lectotype: BMNH 1906.9.6.33 [see Remarks].

Chrysichthys myriodon Boulenger, 1900a: 139   , pl. 51. Type locality: Albertville , Tembwi [Lake Tanganyika]. Syntypes: BMNH 1906.9.6.27 (1), BMNH 1906.9.6.28–31 (4), BMNH 1906.9   . 6.32 (1, skeleton), MRAC 325 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: Risch (1986: 15) and Eschmeyer et al. (1998) stated that a lectotype was designated for Chrysichthys brachynema Boulenger   , but neither indicated the source of that designation and I have not found an explicit lectotype designation; it may have been inadvertently designated by Risch (1986). The publication date for Boulenger (1900c) was reported as 1 Nov. 1900, while that of Boulenger (1900a) was December, 1900, which gives Chrysichthys brachynema   priority.

Chrysichthys brevibarbis (Boulenger, 1899)  

Chrysobagrus brevibarbis Boulenger, 1899a: 40   , pl. 21 (fig. 1). Type locality: Boma. Holotype: MRAC 16 View Materials .

Distribution: Congo River basin, below Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys cranchii (Leach, 1818)  

Pimelodus Cranchii Leach   , in Tuckey, 1818: 409. Type locality: Lower Zaire. Holotype: BMNH 2005.5.17.4.

Chrysichthys börressoni Lönnberg, 1924: 620   . Type locality: Lubosi river, a tributary to Luala river , Lower Congo. Holotype: NRM 9942 View Materials .

Distribution: Lualaba River system, Congo basin (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys dageti Risch, 1992  

Chrysichthys dageti Risch, 1992a: 152   , fig. 1. Type locality: Riv. Nanga entre Mboukoumassi   GoogleMaps et le lac Nanga, Congo (04º15'S, 11º48'E). Holotype: MRAC 90-57 View Materials -P-1273.

Distribution: Nanga River and tributaries, Congo (Risch, 1992a).

Chrysichthys delhezi Boulenger, 1899  

Chrysichthys delhezi Boulenger, 1899b: 108   , pl. 42 (fig. 2). Type locality: Boma. Lectotype: MRAC 952 View Materials (1)or MRAC 953 View Materials (1). Boulenger (1911: 225, fig. 262) illustrated a specimen and referred to it as the type, from the MRAC collection. If identifiable, that specimen is the lectotype of the species. If the illustrated specimen cannot be identified, the two speciemens listed above, plus BMNH 1899.6.27.49 (1), are syntypes.

? Chrysichthys delhezi thomasi Chabanaud, 1934: 209   . Type locality: Congo. Syntypes: MNHN 1937-0074 View Materials (1), MNHN 1937-0075 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Lower Congo River system (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys duttoni Boulenger, 1905  

Chrysichthys Duttoni Boulenger, 1905a: 641   . Type locality: Lusambo, on the Kasai River. Holotype: MRAC 1342 View Materials .

Distribution: Lualaba River system, Congo basin (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys furcatus Günther, 1864  

Chrysichthys furcatus Günther, 1864: 430   . Type locality: West Africa. Holotype: BMNH 1864.7.22.1.

Distribution: Coastal rivers of west Africa, from Liberia to Cabinda, Angola (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys grandis Boulenger, 1917  

Chrysichthys grandis Boulenger, 1917b: 367   . Type locality: Kilewa Bay [Lake Tanganyika]. Holotype: MRAC 14347 View Materials .

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys graueri Steindachner, 1911  

Chrysichthys graueri Steindachner, 1911c: 529   . Type locality: Tanganyika, am Ende des nordwestlichen Ufers. Syntypes: NMW 47106 View Materials (1), NMW 47107 View Materials (1). Species illustrated and described in more detail in Steindachner (1911e: 1178, pl. 3).

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys habereri Steindachner, 1912  

Chrysichthys habereri Steindachner, 1912: 445   . Type locality: Dscha , Nebenfluss des Kongo, im Bezirke Molundu. Holotype: NMW 47108 View Materials . Species also described as new and illustrated in Steindachner (1913: 32, fig. 8 and pl. 4).

Distribution: Congo River system, below Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys helicophagus Roberts & Stewart, 1976  

Chrysichthys helicophagus Roberts & Stewart, 1976: 276   , pl. 6 (fig. e). Type locality: Near Tadi   GoogleMaps , about 50 km downstream from Luozi. Lat. 5º14'S, Long. 13º56'E; lower Zaïre or Congo River. Holotype: MCZ 50292 View Materials .

Distribution: Lower Congo River, below Malebo Pool (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys johnelsi Daget, 1959  

Chrysichthys johnelsi Daget, 1959: 691   , fig. 2. Type locality: Gambie à Bafoulabé (parc national du Niokolo-Koba). Syntypes (3): MNHN 1959-0146 View Materials (2) plus specimen described in Johnels (1954: 386), now NRM 13899 View Materials   .

Distribution: Rivers of the upper Guinea region, including the Geba, Taja, Moa, Mano, Loffa, St. Pauls, St. Johns, Nipoué and Tano rivers (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: Redescribed, with comments on relationships and zoogeography, by Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde (1985a).

Chrysichthys laticeps Pellegrin, 1932  

Chrysichthys laticeps Pellegrin, 1932: 166   . Type locality: Congo, près de Brazzaville. Holotype: MNHN 1931-0159 View Materials (but listed as 0158 in the publication).

Distribution: Congo River system (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys levequei Risch, 1988  

Chrysichthys levequei Risch, 1988: 3   , fig. 1. Type locality: du Samou, (bassin du Konkouré) en Guinée. Holotype: MNHN 1986-0563 View Materials .

Distribution: Konkouré River basin, Guinea (Risch, 1988).

Chrysichthys longibarbis (Boulenger, 1899)  

Chrysobagrus longibarbis Boulenger, 1899a: 41   , pl. 21 (fig. 2). Type locality: Léopoldville. Syntypes: BMNH 1899.2. 20.18 (1), MRAC 108 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Congo River basin, below Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys longidorsalis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1981  

Gephyroglanis velifer Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965a: 265   , fig. 1. Type locality: Ekongolo, Cameroon. Holotype: MRAC 153158. Preoccupied in Chrysichthys   by Chrysichthys velifer Norman, 1923   ; replaced by Chrysichthys longidorsalis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1981   .

Chrysichthys longidorsalis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1981: 247   . Type locality: Ekongolo. Holotype: MRAC 153158. Replacement for Gephyroglanis velifer Thys van den Audenaerde, 1965   , preoccupied in Chrysichthys   by Chrysichthys velifer Norman, 1923   (a junior synonym of Chrysichthys maurus   ).

Distribution: Nyong River (Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1985b), Middle Sanaga River, Cameroon (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys longipinnis (Boulenger, 1899)  

Gephyroglanis longipinnis Boulenger, 1899b: 109   , pl. 41 (fig. 4). Type locality: Dolo , Stanley Pool [ Congo River]. Lectotype: MRAC 958 View Materials , designated by Risch (1981: 510).

Gephyroglanis gigas Pellegrin, 1922d: 278   . Type locality: Kwamouth. Holotype: MRAC 14771 View Materials .

Chrysichthys magnus Pellegrin, 1922d: 276   . Type locality: Kwamouth. Syntypes (4): MRAC 14766 View Materials (1), MRAC 14767 View Materials (1)   , MRAC 14768–69 View Materials   (2).

Distribution: Congo-Lualaba River system (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys mabusi Boulenger, 1905  

Chrysichthys mabusi Boulenger, 1905b: 645   . Type locality: Lake Bangwelo. Holotype: BMNH 1905.11.10.9.

Distribution: Congo-Lualaba River system, above Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys macropterus Boulenger, 1920  

Chrysichthys macropterus Boulenger, 1920a: 27   , pl. 24. Type locality: Stanley Falls, ... d’Avakubi sur Ituri, et ... Bafwasende sur la Lindi; Congo Belge. Syntypes (6): BMNH 1919.9   .10.252 (1), BMNH 1919.9   .10.253 (1), MRAC 7118 View Materials (1)   , MRAC 7577 View Materials (1)   , MRAC 7578 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Congo River basin (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys macrotis Van Neer, 1994  

Chrysichthys macrotis Van Neer, 1994: 100   , text figs. 3–5, pl. 3 (fig. 1). Type locality: Nkondo-Kaiso area , Knondo Formation, Albertine Rift Valley. Holotype: [apparently at MRAC] NK 1365 View Materials '89 (neurocranium).  

Distribution: Nkondo-Kaiso area, Lake Albert Rift, Uganda; Pliocene, Nkondo Formation (Van Neer, 1994; Murray & Budney, 2003).

Remarks: Considered to be a member of the Claroteidae   by Gayet & Meunier (2003).

Chrysichthys mahengeensis Murray & Budney, 2003  

Chrysichthys mahengeensis Murray & Budney, 2003: 985   , fig. 1. Type locality: Mahenge , Singida Plateau, Tanzania, 4º47'38"S, 34º15'28"E, about 53 km west of the town of Singida; Eocene. Holotype: National Museum of Tanzania WM 386/96. GoogleMaps  

Distribution: Known only from type locality.

Chrysichthys maurus (Valenciennes, 1840)  

Bagrus maurus Valenciennes   , in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840a: 431 (319 of Strasbourg deluxe edition). Type locality: Sénégal. Holotype: MNHN 0000-1198.

Gephyroglanis lowei Norman, 1923b: 582   . Type locality: Bandama River. Holotype: BMNH 1923.3.2.40.

Chrysichthys velifer Norman, 1923b: 582   . Type locality: Bandama River. Holotype: BMNH 1923.3.2.41.

Distribution: West Africa (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys nigrodigitatus (La Cepède, 1803)  

Pimelodus nigrodigitatus La Cepède, 1803: 95   , 103. Type locality: [ No locality stated; Senegal, according to Risch, 1986]. Holotype: MNHN 0000-0108.

Arius acutivelis Valenciennes   , in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 85 (64 of Strasbourg deluxe edition). Type locality: Gorée, ... haut Sénégal. Syntypes: MNHN a-8968 (2) and possibly MNHN 0000-0108.

Chrysichthys acutirostris Günther, 1864: 431   . Type locality: Golungo Alto , Angola. Holotype: BMNH 1864.7.13.41.

Chrysichthys Büttikoferi Steindachner, 1894: 60   , pl. 3 (fig. 1). Type locality: Fischermann-See [ Liberia]. Holotype: RMNH 5341 View Materials ; figured by Boeseman (1963: pl. 1, fig. 2).

Chrysichthys camaronensis Günther, 1899: 729   , pl. 44. Type locality: Camaroons. Holotype: BMNH 1871.11.20.21. As Chrysichthys camaronensis   in text (p. 729, 732) and Chrysichthys cameronensis   on plate; first reviser may be Eschmeyer et al. (1998).

Chrysichthys ogowensis Günther, 1899: 723   , fig. 5. Type locality: Kondo-Kondo , on the Ogowe River [ Gabon]. Holotype: BMNH 1896.5.5.66.

Distribution: West Africa from Senegal to Cabinda, Angola (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: See Adépo-Gourène et al. (1997) for population differentiation.

Chrysichthys nyongensis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1985  

Chrysichthys longidorsalis nyongensis Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde, 1985: 91   . Type locality: Ebongo , Akonolinga et en amont des chutes, 12 km SE d’Esaka. Holotype: MRAC 73-29 View Materials -P-1404 [or 1407].

Distribution: Nyong River, Cameroon (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: Risch (1986) reported catalog number of the holotype as MRAC 73-29-P-1404, but Eschmeyer et al. (1998) listed MRAC 73-29-P-1407 as holotype, with -1404 as a paratype.

Chrysichthys ogooensis (Pellegrin, 1900)  

Gephyroglanis ogooensis Pellegrin, 1900: 180   . Type locality: Adouma (Ogôoué). Holotype: MNHN 1886-0422 View Materials .

Gephyroglanis ogoensis Boulenger, 1901a: 227   . Type locality: Adouma (Ogôoué). Holotype: MNHN 1886-0422 View Materials . Unjustified emendation or misspelling of Gephyroglanis ogooensis Pellegrin, 1900   .

Distribution: Ogowe-Nyanga River basin, Gabon (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: Redescribed as Gephyroglanis ogooensis   in Risch (1985a).

Chrysichthys okae Fowler, 1949  

Chrysichthys okae Fowler, 1949: 261   , figs. 53–58. Type locality: Oka , Congo system. Holotype: ANSP 71909 View Materials .

Distribution: Central Congo basin, in tributary streams (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys ornatus Boulenger, 1902  

Chrysichthys ornatus Boulenger, 1902d: 39   , pl. 11 (fig. 2). Type locality: l’Ubangi à Banzyville [et] Monsembé, Haut Congo. Syntypes (4): BMNH 1901.12.21.48–50 (3), MRAC 1174 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Congo River, below Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys persimilis Günther, 1899  

Chrysichthys persimilis Günther, 1899: 727   , pl. 43; fig. 7. Type locality: Gaboon. Holotype: BMNH 1867.5.22.1.

Distribution: Gabon, Congo (Risch, 1986).

Remarks: Treated in Paugy & Bénech (1989: 302) as a synonym of Chrysichthys auratus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)   .

Chrysichthys platycephalus Worthington & Ricardo, 1937  

Chrysichthys platycephalus Worthington & Ricardo, 1937: 1092   , fig. 6. Type locality: Mpulungu-Niamkolo and the estuary of the Ngere River, Lake Tanganyika basin. Syntypes (38): BMNH 1936.6.15.849–852 (4), BMNH 1936.6.15.853–856 (4), BMNH 1936.6.15.857–878 (22).

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys polli Risch, 1987  

Chrysichthys polli Risch, 1987: 25   , fig. 2. Type locality: Yelelola (falls). Lower   GoogleMaps Zaire (5º43'S, 13º34'E). Holotype: MRAC 47814 View Materials .

Distribution: Lower Congo River basin (Risch, 1987).

Chrysichthys punctatus Boulenger, 1899  

Chrysichthys punctatus Boulenger, 1899b: 107   , pl. 42 (fig. 1). Type locality: Stanley Pool and Kutu. Syntypes (9): BMNH 1899.11.27.25–26 (2), MRAC 950 View Materials (1)   , MRAC 951 View Materials   (1).

Distribution: Congo River system below Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys rueppelli Boulenger, 1907  

Chrysichthys rueppelli Boulenger, 1907a: 337   , pl. 60 (fig. 2). Type locality: Lower Nile and freshwater pools near Ghet-el-Nassara, Lake Menzaleh. Syntypes (4): BMNH 1850.7.29.17 (1), BMNH 1907.12.2.2131–2132 (2).

Distribution: Nile River (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys sharpii Boulenger, 1901  

Chrysichthys Sharpii Boulenger, 1901b: 81   . Type locality: Lake Mwero. Holotype: BMNH 1900.12.31.14 (dry skin).

Distribution: Lake Mweru, Congo Basin; known only from holotype (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys sianenna Boulenger, 1906  

Chrysichthys sianenna Boulenger, 1906f: 551   , pl. 32 (fig. 2). Type locality: Niamkolo and .... Mbete [Lake Tanganyika]. Syntypes (3): BMNH 1906.9.8.65–66 (2), BMNH 1906.9   .8.67 (1).

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys stappersii Boulenger, 1917  

Chrysichthys stappersii Boulenger, 1917b: 366   . Type locality: Kilewa Bay [Lake Tanganyika]. Holotype: MRAC 14236 View Materials ; illustrated in Poll (1946: 211, figs. 18, 19).

Distribution: Lake Tanganyika (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys teugelsi Risch, 1987  

Chrysichthys teugelsi Risch, 1987: 22   , fig. 1. Type locality: Cavally River   GoogleMaps at Tai (5º52'N, 7º27'W), Ivory Coast. Holotype: MRAC 80-19 View Materials -P-189.

Distribution: Cavally River, Côte d’Ivoire (Risch, 1987).

Chrysichthys thonneri Steindachner, 1912  

Chrysichthys thonneri Steindachner, 1912: 446   . Type locality: Dschaflusse und oberen Kongo. Syntypes (3): NMW 10643 View Materials (1), NMW 10645 View Materials (1). Illustrated and described in more detail in Steindachner (1913: 33, fig. 9 and pl. 5).

Distribution: Congo-Lualaba River system (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys thysi Risch, 1985  

Chrysichthys thysi Risch, 1985b: 189   , figs. 5–6. Type locality: Makokou, riv. Ivindo. Holotype: MRAC 73-2 View Materials -P- 1791.

Distribution: Ogowe-Nyanga River basin, Gabon (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys uniformis Pellegrin, 1922  

Chrysichthys uniformis Pellegrin, 1922d: 277   . Type locality: Poko (Uelé). Holotype: MRAC 7477 View Materials .

Distribution: Congo, known only from holotype (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys wagenaari Boulenger, 1899  

Chrysichthys wagenaari Boulenger, 1899a: 39   , pl. 20 (fig. 1). Type locality: Upoto [ Congo basin]. Holotype: MRAC 147 View Materials .

Distribution: Ubangi River and Middle Congo River system below Stanley Falls (Risch, 1986).

Chrysichthys walkeri Günther, 1899  

Chrysichthys walkeri Günther, 1899: 720   , fig. 3. Type locality: River Prah , Gold Coast. Syntypes (3): BMNH 1899.12.22.20–22 (3).

Distribution: Western Africa, from Ghana to Cabinda, Angola (Risch, 1986).

ZMB

Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (Zoological Collections)

NRM

Swedish Museum of Natural History - Zoological Collections

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Siluriformes

Family

Claroteidae

Loc

CLAROTEIDAE Bleeker, 1862

Published, First 2007
2007
Loc

Chrysichthys levequei

Risch 1988: 3
1988
Loc

Chrysichthys polli

Risch 1987: 25
1987
Loc

Chrysichthys teugelsi

Risch 1987: 22
1987
Loc

Chrysichthys aluuensis

Risch 1985: 185
1985
Loc

Chrysichthys longidorsalis nyongensis

Risch & Thys van den Audenaerde 1985: 91
1985
Loc

Chrysichthys thysi

Risch 1985: 189
1985
Loc

Bathybagrus tetranema

Bailey & Stewart 1984: 11
1984
Loc

Chrysichthys hildae

Bell-Cross 1973: 7
1973
Loc

Parauchenoglanis boutchangai

Thys van den Audenaerde 1965: 347
1965
Loc

Chrysichthys okae

Fowler 1949: 261
1949
Loc

Chrysichthys delhezi thomasi

Chabanaud 1934: 209
1934
Loc

Chrysichthys longifilis

Pfaff 1933: 289
1933
Loc

Chrysichthys laticeps

Pellegrin 1932: 166
1932
Loc

Auchenoglanis

Wittei Giltay 1930: 92
1930
Loc

Chrysichthys börressoni Lönnberg, 1924: 620

Lonnberg 1924: 620
1924
Loc

Gephyroglanis lowei

Norman 1923: 582
1923
Loc

Chrysichthys velifer

Norman 1923: 582
1923
Loc

Gephyroglanis gigas

Pellegrin 1922: 278
1922
Loc

Chrysichthys magnus

Pellegrin 1922: 276
1922
Loc

Chrysichthys uniformis

Pellegrin 1922: 277
1922
Loc

Amarginops platus

Nichols & Griscom 1917: 713
1917
Loc

Chrysichthys grandis

Boulenger 1917: 367
1917
Loc

Chrysichthys stappersii

Boulenger 1917: 366
1917
Loc

Parauchenoglanis ansorgii

Boulenger 1912: 20
1912
Loc

Chrysichthys filamentosus

Boulenger 1912: 19
1912
Loc

Chrysichthys habereri

Steindachner 1912: 445
1912
Loc

Chrysichthys bocagii

Boulenger 1910: 557
1910
Loc

Gephyroglanis tilhoi

Pellegrin 1909: 243
1909
Loc

Auchenoglanis occidentalis tanganicanus

Boulenger 1906: 553
1906
Loc

Auchenoglanis occidentalis var. tanganicanus

Boulenger 1906
1906
Loc

Chrysichthys

Duttoni Boulenger 1905: 641
1905
Loc

Chrysichthys mabusi

Boulenger 1905: 645
1905
Loc

Gephyroglanis ogoensis

Boulenger 1901: 227
1901
Loc

Chrysichthys

Sharpii Boulenger 1901: 81
1901
Loc

Chrysichthys brachynema

Boulenger 1900: 480
1900
Loc

Chrysichthys myriodon

Boulenger 1900: 139
1900
Loc

Gephyroglanis ogooensis

Pellegrin 1900: 180
1900
Loc

Gephyroglanis ogooensis

Pellegrin 1900
1900
Loc

Chrysobagrus brevibarbis

Boulenger 1899: 40
1899
Loc

Chrysobagrus longibarbis

Boulenger 1899: 41
1899
Loc

Gephyroglanis longipinnis

Boulenger 1899: 109
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys camaronensis Günther, 1899: 729

Gunther 1899: 729
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys camaronensis

Gunther 1899
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys cameronensis

Gunther 1899
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys ogowensis Günther, 1899: 723

Gunther 1899: 723
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys persimilis Günther, 1899: 727

Gunther 1899: 727
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys wagenaari

Boulenger 1899: 39
1899
Loc

Chrysichthys walkeri Günther, 1899: 720

Gunther 1899: 720
1899
Loc

Oxyglanis

Sacchii Vinciguerra 1898: 250
1898
Loc

Chrysichthys Büttikoferi Steindachner, 1894: 60

Buttikoferi Steindachner 1894: 60
1894
Loc

Chrysichthys macrops Günther, 1864: 71

Gunther 1864: 71
1864
Loc

Chrysichthys furcatus Günther, 1864: 430

Gunther 1864: 430
1864
Loc

Chrysichthys acutirostris Günther, 1864: 431

Gunther 1864: 431
1864
Loc

Arius acutivelis

Valenciennes 1840
1840
Loc

Pimelodus nigrodigitatus La Cepède, 1803: 95

La Cepede 1803: 95
1803