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punctata, Loricaria Kner [R.] (ex Natterer) 1854:281 [31] [Denkschriften der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe. v. 7; ref. 2628] Rio Guaporé, Amazon system, San Vincente, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Holotype (unique): NMW 76587. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:292 [ref. 29155]. On p. 31 of separate. Name listed in synonymy of Ancistrus duodecimalis Valenciennes. Günther (1864:251) [ref. 1974] validated the name, but authorship reverts to Kner. •Valid as Glyptoperichthys punctatus (Kner 1854) -- (Weber 1991:643 [ref. 19114], Weber 1992:22, 31 [ref. 19714], Chang & Ortega 1995:6 [ref. 24302], Burgess & Finley 1996:169 [ref. 22901], Isbrücker 2001:27, 29 [ref. 25653], Lasso et al. 2001:99 [ref. 25928], Isbrücker 2002:16 [ref. 27178], Weber in Reis et al. 2003:353 [ref. 27061]). •Valid as Pterygoplichthys punctatus (Kner 1854) -- (Isbrücker 1980:42 [ref. 2303], Isbrücker 1981:89 [ref. 5522], Ortega & Vari 1986:18 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:433 [ref. 12860], Armbruster & Page 2006:403 [ref. 28898], Ferraris 2007:292 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:113 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:192 [ref. 35004], see DoNascimiento et al. 2017:[19] [ref. 35679]). Current status: Valid as Pterygoplichthys punctatus (Kner 1854). Loricariidae: Hypostominae. Distribution: Madeira, Purus, Jurua and Marañón River basins: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. Habitat: freshwater.