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dorsiger, Acara Heckel [J. J.] 1840:348 [Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte v. 2; ref. 2064] Cáceres (formerly Villa María), Río Paraguay, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Holotype (unique): NMW 33669. As Acara dorsigera in Günther 1862:280 [ref. 1969] and in current literature. •Valid as Laetacara dorsigera (Heckel 1840) -- (Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:638 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:75 [ref. 27366], Staeck 2003:158 [ref. 27488], Casciotta et al. 2003:157 [ref. 28130], Menni 2004:88 [ref. 28131], Staeck & Schindler 2007:63 [ref. 29233], Ottoni & Costa 2009:42 [ref. 30198], Ottoni et al. 2009:123 [ref. 30600], Ottoni et al. 2012:187 [ref. 32046], Sarmiento et al. 2014:189 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:56 [ref. 35117], Bertaco et al. 2016:426 [ref. 34561], Koerber 2016:142 [ref. 35012], Vera-Alcaraz et al. 2017:7 [ref. 35082], Koerber et al. 2017:77 [ref. 35267], Staeck 2017:260 [ref. 35639], Ottoni 2018:52 [ref. 35872], Dickens 2019:169 [ref. 37135]). Current status: Valid as Laetacara dorsigera (Heckel 1840). Cichlidae: Cichlinae. Distribution: South America: Paraguay River, Paraná River and upper Madeira River basins (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay). Habitat: freshwater.