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electricus, Gymnotus Linnaeus [C.] 1766:427 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1); ref. 2786] Suriname; South American rivers. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris et al. 2017:[16] [ref. 35236]. Based on multiple sources, including the 'Gymnotus pinna ani ad extremum caudae latae truncatae ...' of Gronow 1763:41 [ref. 1910], and Seba 1759:108, pl. 34, fig. 6 [ref. 18716]. See Campos-da-Paz in Reis et al. 2003:484 [ref. 27061] for possible type. •Valid as Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:12 [ref. 9708], Mago-Leccia 1994:59 [ref. 21320], Planquette et al. 1996:414 [ref. 22818], Albert & Campos-da-Paz 1998:424 [ref. 23853], Albert 2001:124 [ref. 25614], Campos-da-Paz in Reis et al. 2003:483 [ref. 27061], Barriga S. 2014:116 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:103, 188 [ref. 35004], Reis et al. 2016:13, 15 [ref. 34496], Ferraris et al. 2017:[16] [ref. 35236], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:65 [ref. 35633], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:72 [ref. 35773]). Current status: Valid as Electrophorus electricus (Linnaeus 1766). Gymnotidae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and other areas in northern Brazil: Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.