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coprophagus, Pimelodus clarias Schultz [L. P.] 1944:203, Fig. 2 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172); ref. 3959] Río Agua Caliente, 2-3 kilometers above southwestern corner of Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela, depth 15 feet. Holotype: USNM 121150. Paratypes: FMNH 84585 [ex USNM 121147] (3), 95495 (1, c&s); MCZ 36212 [ex USNM 121148] (5); UMMZ 142494 [ex USNM 121147] (2); USNM 121145-46 (6, 1), 121147 (25, now 19), 121148-49 (31, 5), 121151 (11, now 9, 2 to G. Dahl), 121152-53 (1, 6), 121154 (10, now 8), 121155 (7), 121156 (9, not 15), 121157-59 (5, 2, 2); ZMA 102124 (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:60 [ref. 19236], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:66 [ref. 12367], Ferraris & Vari 1992:36 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155]. •Synonym of Pimelodus clarias [but see that account], but a valid subspecies as described -- (Burgess 1989:279 [ref. 12860], Galvis et al. 1997:62 [ref. 23651]). •Valid as Pimelodus coprophagus Schultz 1944 -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:439 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155], Azpelicueta et al. 2008:159 [ref. 29736], Ribeiro et al. 2011:128 [ref. 31238], Villa-Navarro et al. 2017:339 [ref. 35495], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:94 [ref. 35633], Costa e Silva et al. 2018:105 [ref. 35734]). Current status: Valid as Pimelodus coprophagus Schultz 1944. Pimelodidae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo basin: Colombia and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.