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pejeraton, Sternopygus Schultz [L. P.] 1949:60, Pl. 1 (fig. A) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 99 (no. 3235); ref. 3967] Río Apón, about 35 kilometers south of Villa del Rosario, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121752. Paratypes: FMNH 95141 [ex USNM 121564] (4); G. Dahl coll. [ex USNM 121570] (1); MBUCV-V-27244 [ex USNM 121570] (1); MCZ 37222 [ex USNM 121565] (2); UMMZ 157671 [ex USNM 121569] (2); USNM 121564 (17, now 13), 121565 (14, now 12), 121566-68 (7, 17, 3), 121569 (2, now 0), 121570 (14, now 10), 121571 (2); ZMA 102120 [ex USNM 121570] (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:26 [ref. 19236], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:82 [ref. 12367], Ferraris & Vari 1992:6 [ref. 19771], Provenzano et al. 1998:19 [ref. 24196], Ferraris et al. 2017:[35] [ref. 35236]. •Synonym of Sternopygus aequilabiatus (Humboldt 1805), but a valid subspecies -- (Mago-Leccia 1994:24 [ref. 21320]). •Synonym of Sternopygus aequilabiatus (Humboldt 1805) -- (Albert & Fink 1996:89 [ref. 22024]). •Status uncertain in Sternopygus aequilabiatus species group -- (Hulen et al. 2005:410 [ref. 28485]). •Valid as Sternopygus pejeraton Schultz 1949 -- (Albert in Reis et al. 2003:489 [ref. 27061], Crampton et al. 2004:248 [ref. 27652], Ferraris et al. 2017:[35] [ref. 35236], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:67 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Sternopygus pejeraton Schultz 1949. Sternopygidae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo basin, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.