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galeatus, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] (ex Seba) 1766:503 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1); ref. 2786] South America. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:79 [ref. 29155]. Based on the 'Mystus cirris 6' of Seba 1759:85, pl. 19, fig. 7 [ref. 18716]. •Valid as Parauchenipterus galeatus (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Mees 1986:313 [ref. 5693], Burgess 1989:242 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:58 [ref. 23791], Fuller et al. 1999:215 [ref. 25838], Le Bail et al. 2000:64 [ref. 24549], Lasso et al. 2001:97 [ref. 25928]). •Valid as Trachelyopterus galeatus (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Bertoletti et al. 1992:170 [ref. 22128], Bertoletti et al. 1995:71 [ref. 21959], Sverlij et al. 1998:47 [ref. 27632], Britski et al. 1999:115 [ref. 24147], Meisner et al. 2000:136 [ref. 25212], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:478 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:56 [ref. 27366] as cf. galeatus, Casciotta et al. 2003:136 [ref. 28130], Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131], Ferraris 2007:79 [ref. 29155], Akama & Ferraris 2011:59 [ref. 31467], Phillip et al. 2013:17 [ref. 32896], Barriga S. 2014:116 [ref. 35745], Birindelli 2014:535 [ref. 33501], Koerber & Litz 2014:3 [ref. 34967], Sarmiento et al. 2014:146, 190 [ref. 35004], Ramos et al. 2014:4 [ref. 35321], Koerber & Litz 2016:3 [ref. 35098], Melo et al. 2016:377 [ref. 35317], Koerber et al. 2017:46 [ref. 35267], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:87 [ref. 35633], Costa et al. 2017:44 [ref. 35684], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:81 [ref. 35773], Calegari et al. 2019:[90] [ref. 36961]). Current status: Valid as Trachelyopterus galeatus (Linnaeus 1766). Auchenipteridae: Auchenipterinae. Distribution: Widespread in northern South America: Argentina (?), Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Habitat: freshwater.