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costatus, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:306 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] "Indiis" [South America]. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:176 [ref. 29155]. See Piorski et al. 2008:481 [ref. 29987] for link to Mystus ascita Gronow 1854 and remarks on type locality. •Valid as Platydoras costatus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:13 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:224 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:57 [ref. 23791], Piorski 1999:19 [ref. 24217], Fuller et al. 1999:213 [ref. 25838], Le Bail et al. 2000:48 [ref. 24549], Lasso et al. 2001:98 [ref. 25928], López et al. 2003:54 [ref. 27366], Sabaj & Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:464 [ref. 27061], Menni 2004:82 [ref. 28131], Ferraris 2007:176 [ref. 29155], Piorski et al. 2008:491 [ref. 29987], Koerber 2011:9 [ref. 31122] as not in Argentina, Barriga S. 2014:115 [ref. 35745], Koerber 2014:6 [ref. 33621], Sarmiento et al. 2014:155, 190 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento 2016:539 [ref. 34727], see DoNascimiento et al. 2017:[23] [ref. 35679]). Current status: Valid as Platydoras costatus (Linnaeus 1758). Doradidae: Doradinae. Distribution: Amazon, Tocantins, ParnaĆ­ba, Orinoco and Essequibo River basins and coastal drainages in French Guiana and Suriname: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, ?Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. But perhaps only coastal drainages of Suriname and French Guiana. Habitat: freshwater.