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orbicularis, Tetragonopterus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1850:138 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 22; ref. 1014] Essequibo River, Guyana. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-6343. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-4400 (1), 1987-1871 (1). Type catalog: Bertin 1948:23 [ref. 19577]. Lectotype selected by Reis 1989:62 [ref. 14219]. •Valid as Poptella orbicularis (Valenciennes 1850) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:9 [ref. 9708], Taphorn 1992:302 [ref. 23654], Chang & Ortega 1995:7 [ref. 24302]). •Valid as Ephippicharax orbicularis (Valenciennes 1850) -- (Gómez & Chebez 1996:49 [ref. 23791]). •Valid as Brachychalcinus orbicularis (Valenciennes 1850) -- (Reis 1989:60 [ref. 14219], Reis in Reis et al. 2003:209 [ref. 27061], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:46 [ref. 35633], Garcia-Ayala et al. 2017:570 [ref. 35695]). Current status: Valid as Brachychalcinus orbicularis (Valenciennes 1850). Characidae: Stethaprioninae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco river basins: Colombia, Brazil, Guyana and Suriname. Habitat: freshwater.