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sovichthys, Chaetostoma anomala Schultz [L. P.] 1944:292, Pl. 8 (figs. A-B) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172); ref. 3959] Near bridge over the Río San Pedro, tributary of the Río Motatán, southeast of Mene Grande, Maracaibo basin, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121053. Paratypes: Dahl coll. [ex USNM 121058] (3); MCZ 37221 [ex USNM 121056] (10); UMMZ 141943 [ex USNM 121056] (6); USNM 86262 (2), 121054-55 (15, 20), 121056 (118, now 94), 121057 (3), 121058 (14, now 11); ZMA 102125 [ex USNM 121056] (7 or 8). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:41 [ref. 19236], Ferraris & Vari 1992:26 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:230 [ref. 29155]. •Synonym of Chaetostoma anomala Regan 1903, but a valid subspecies as described -- (Galvis et al. 1997:83 [ref. 23651]). •Valid as Chaetostoma sovichthys Schultz 1944 -- (Isbrücker 1980:63-64 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:436 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:26 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:13 [ref. 27178], Fisch-Muller in Reis et al. 2003:382 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:230 [ref. 29155], Ballen 2011:388 [ref. 31653], Lujan et al. 2015:666 [ref. 33975], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:80 [ref. 35633], see DoNascimiento et al. 2017:[18] [ref. 35679]). Current status: Valid as Chaetostoma sovichthys Schultz 1944. Loricariidae: Hypostominae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo, Motatán River and tributaries, Venezuela; ? Catatumbo River basin, Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.