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asellus, Chelichthys Müller [J.] & Troschel [F. H.] 1849:641 [Reisen in Britisch-Guiana; ref. 3072] Barama River, northwestern Guyana. No types known. •Valid as Colomesus asellus (Müller & Troschel 1849) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:21 [ref. 9708], Cervigón 1992:448 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1996:117 [ref. 24489], Ebert 2001:19 [ref. 25494], Shipp 2003:1989 [ref. 27120], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:670 [ref. 27061], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:110 [ref. 27192] dated 1848, Amaral et al. 2013:1 [ref. 33364], Phillip et al. 2013:26 [ref. 32896], Barriga Salazar 2014:119 [ref. 35745], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:103 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Colomesus asellus (Müller & Troschel 1849). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Northern South America: Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela; Trinidad. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.