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musaica, Tatia Royero [R.] 1992:301, Figs. 1-3, 4a, 5-6 [Acta Cientifica Venezolana v. 43 (no. 5); ref. 20844] Río Atuana, 12 kilometers from Caño Cabeza de Manteco, 4°47'N, 67°23'W, upper Orinoco drainage, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela. Holotype: MBUCV-V-15663. Paratypes: AMNH 58795 (3); CAS 67384 (2); MBUCV-V-17727 (18); MCNG 20346 (4); MHNLS 6303 (2). Type catalog: Lasso et al. 1998:44 [ref. 23639], Provenzano et al. 1998:19 [ref. 24196], Ferraris 2007:77 [ref. 29155]. Masculine would be musaicus if the name is an adjective. Ron Fricke (17 June 2015) suggests following the original author and treat the specific name as an adjective. •Synonym -- (see Soares-Porto 1998:333 [ref. 23848]). •Valid, but provisionally in Centromochlus -- (Sarmento-Soares & Martins-Pinheiro 2008:499 [ref. 29857]). •Valid as Centromochlus musaicus (Royero 1992) -- (Grant 2015:3 [ref. 33806] in subgenus Sauronglanis Grant 2015). •Valid as Tatia musaica Royero 1992 -- (Burgess & Finley 1996:166 [ref. 22901], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:477 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:77 [ref. 29155], Vari & Ferraris 2013:401 [ref. 32917], Vari & Calegari 2014:667 [ref. 33612]). Current status: Valid as Tatia musaica Royero 1992. Auchenipteridae: Centromochlinae. Distribution: Atabapo and Autana River basins in upper Orinoco River drainage, Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.