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albicans, Arius Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:80 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Buenos Aires, Argentina. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9400 (dry). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:54 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155] Based on one specimen and literature sources. As Arius albidus Valenciennes 1835: Pl. 3 (fig. 2). Unneeded new name for Arius albidus Valenciennes 1835, but following recent authors, Arius albidus Valenciennes 1835 is regarded as a forgotten name and Arius albicans is retained in use. •Valid as Pimelodus albicans (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Burgess 1989:279 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:58 [ref. 23791], Haro et al. 1996:6 [ref. 25004], Azpelicueta 1998:92 [ref. 24175], Sverlij et al. 1998:55 [ref. 27632], Vidal & Lucena 1999:122 [ref. 24269], Butí & Cancino 1999:71 [ref. 25277], Azpelicueta 2001:198 [ref. 25639], López et al. 2002:63 [ref. 26808], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:438 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:58 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131], Ribeiro & Lucena 2006:326 [ref. 28962], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155], Ribeiro et al. 2011:128 [ref. 31238], Litz & Koerber 2014:19 [ref. 33622], Sarmiento et al. 2014:170, 192 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:32 [ref. 35117], Nión et al. 2016:34 [ref. 35565], Koerber et al. 2017:48 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Valid as Pimelodus albicans (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Paraná River basin: Bolivia, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Habitat: freshwater.