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macrophthalma, Xenocara Pellegrin [J.] 1912:271, Fig. 1 [Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France v. 37; ref. 14857] Río Orinoco, Venezuela. Holotype (unique): MNHN 1887-0650. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:69 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:222 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Ancistrus macrophthalmus (Pellegrin 1912) -- (Isbrücker 1980:70 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:437 [ref. 12860], Isbrücker 2001:25, 32 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:12 [ref. 27178], Fisch-Muller in Reis et al. 2003:376 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:222 [ref. 29155], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:83 [ref. 35633], de Souza et al. 2019:31 [ref. 36504]). Current status: Valid as Ancistrus macrophthalmus (Pellegrin 1912). Loricariidae: Hypostominae. Distribution: Upper Orinoco River system from the Río Cinaruco and further upstream to the Río Casiquiare, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.