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candiru, Cetopsis Spix [J. B. von] & Agassiz [L.] 1829:13, Pl. 10 (fig. 1) [Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam; ref. 13] Equatorial rivers of Brazil. Lectotype: MHNG 210.05. Paralectotypes: MHNN 735 (1), 736 (1), 737 (1). Type catalog: Kottelat 1984:149 [ref. 21784], Weber 1998:9 [ref. 23532], Ferraris 2007:131 [ref. 29155]. Type information: Kottelat 1988:84 [ref. 13380]. Lectotype designated by Vari et al. 2005:161 [ref. 28270] Name first published in Cuvier 1829 [ref. 995]. As Silurus candiru on plate. Lectotype selected by Vari et al. 2005:161 [ref. 28270]. •Valid as Hemicetopsis candiru (Spix & Agassiz 1829) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:15 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:292 [ref. 12860], de Pinna & Vari 1995:3 [ref. 21651], Oliveira et al. 2001:575 [ref. 25604], Vari & Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:258 [ref. 27061], Vari et al. 2005:159 [ref. 28270]). •Valid as Cetopsis candiru Spix & Agassiz 1829 -- (Vari et al. 2005:159 [ref. 28270], Proudlove 2006:268 [ref. 28992], de Pinna et al. 2007:803 [ref. 29247], Ferraris 2007:131 [ref. 29155], Barriga S. 2014:110 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:190 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:84 [ref. 35633], Abrahão & de Pinna 2018:117 [ref. 35957]). Current status: Valid as Cetopsis candiru Spix & Agassiz 1829. Cetopsidae: Cetopsinae. Distribution: Amazon River basin: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. Habitat: freshwater.