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chupa, Characidium chupa Schultz [L. P.] 1944:283, Fig. 33 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 95 (no. 3181); ref. 3960] Río Chama at Estanques, Estado de Mérida, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121417. Paratypes: USNM 121418 (1), 121419 (orig. 80, now 44), 121420 (9); MCZ 37244 (3), MNHN 1980-1430 (1), MHNG through Géry (2), MNRJ (6), RMNH (4), UMMZ 145034 [ex USNM 121416] (1), 145036 [ex USNM 121419] (5), ZMA 110442 (3). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:16 [ref. 19236], Vari & Howe 1991:12 [ref. 19022]. •Valid as Characidium chupa Schultz 1944 -- (Taphorn 1992:374 [ref. 23654], Buckup 1993:101 [ref. 20831], Zarske & Géry 2001:244 [ref. 25972], Buckup in Reis et al. 2003:89 [ref. 27061], Taphorn et al. 2006:5 [ref. 28733], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:34 [ref. 35633], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:85 [ref. 35773]). Current status: Valid as Characidium chupa Schultz 1944. Crenuchidae: Characidiinae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo basin and Orinoco River basin, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.