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punctatus, Auchenipterus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:219 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Probably Brazil. Holotype (unique): MNHN B-0216. Type catalog: Royero & Hureau 1996:374 [ref. 22752], Ferraris 2007:71 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Auchenipterichthys punctatus (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Royero & Hureau 1996:374 [ref. 22752], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:472 [ref. 27061], Ferraris et al. 2005:99 [ref. 28560], Ferraris 2007:71 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:115 [ref. 35745], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:86 [ref. 35633], Calegari et al. 2019:[86] [ref. 36961]). Current status: Valid as Auchenipterichthys punctatus (Valenciennes 1840). Auchenipteridae: Auchenipterinae. Distribution: Upper Amazon, Orinoco and Negro River basins: Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.