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gigas, Platystoma Günther [A.] 1872:450 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 10 (no. 60) (art. 66); ref. 18193] Río Huallaga, Amazon system, Peru. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1872.12.3.1 (stuffed). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]. The original number for the holotype may have been 1872.12.3.1; it was recataloged in 2005. •Valid as Sorubimichthys gigas (Günther 1872) -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860]). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Burgess & Finley 1996:166 [ref. 22901], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:434 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.