The true identity of the holotype of Hepsetus odoe and the names of the two West African species of Hepsetus (Teleostei: Hepsetidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2013
Authors:E. Decru, Snoeks, J. , Vreven, E.
Journal:Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 24(2)

Re-examination of the holotype of Hepsetus odoe indicates that it falls within the range of H. akawo and consequently H. akawo is a junior synonym of H. odoe. As a result, the specimens from the western part of West Africa (from the Senegal to the Cavally River), formerly attributed to H. odoe, remain unnamed. The species is named as H. occidentalis, new species.

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