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Species in the genus Brachyplatystoma: [ 21 ] records


affine, Platystoma Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:24 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Holotype: MNHN A-9360 (mounted). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:57 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155] Based on one specimen and literature source. •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:434 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

capapretum, Brachyplatystoma Lundberg [J. G.] & Akama [A.] 2005:501, Figs. 1, 2, 8 [Copeia 2005 (no. 3); ref. 28312] Rio Tefé sand beach, Lago Mucura, Supiã-Pucu, Tefé, 3°22'S, 64°43'W, Amazonas State, Brazil. Holotype: MZUSP 78481. Paratypes: ANSP 178101 (1), 179218 (1), 179758 (1), 180484 (1); INPA 10302 (2); MZUSP 55516 (2), 78478 [ex MZUSP 5634] (1). Plus many non-type specimens. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma capapretum Lundberg & Akama 2005 -- (Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155], see DoNascimiento et al. 2017:[24] [ref. 35679]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma capapretum Lundberg & Akama 2005. Pimelodidae. Distribution: Widespread in the Amazon River basin: Brazil and Peru. Habitat: freshwater.

cunaguaro, Ginesia Fernández-Yépez [A.] 1951:[2], Fig. [Evencias No. 10; ref. 14283] Río Apure, 3 kilometers east of San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela. Holotype: AFY 51189. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. On second unnumbered page. •Status uncertain, family Pimelodidae -- (Burgess 1989:283 [ref. 12860]). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma juruense (Boulenger 1898) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Lundberg & Akama 2005:497 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma juruense (Boulenger 1898). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

dawall, Hypophthalmus Röhl [E.] 1942:385 [Fauna descriptiva de Venezuela; ref. 20992] •Refers to Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840) -- (J. Lundberg, 2/04/2015, not available, no description except massive size). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae.

filamentosus, Pimelodus Lichtenstein [M. H. C.] 1819:60 [Zoologisches Magazin (Wiedemann) 1819, v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 17526] Brazil. Syntypes: ZMB 2973 (1, poor condition). Type catalog: Silfvergrip & Paepke 1997:169 [ref. 24006] with a holotype, Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155] with a holotype. Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:434 [ref. 27061] regard ZMB 2973 as the holotype. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:14 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860], Cervigón 1992:379 [ref. 23827], Gómez & Chebez 1996:60 [ref. 23791], Le Bail et al. 2000:84 [ref. 24549], Camargo & Isaac 2001:145 [ref. 27639], Ferraris 2003:857 [ref. 26999], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:434 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:60 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131], Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Ramos et al. 2014:4 [ref. 35321], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:33 [ref. 35117], Melo et al. 2016:134 [ref. 34701], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and major rivers of Guianas and northeastern Brazil: ?Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.

gigas, Platystoma Günther [A.] 1872:450 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 4) v. 10 (no. 60) (art. 66); ref. 18193] Río Huallaga, Amazon system, Peru. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1872.12.3.1 (stuffed). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]. The original number for the holotype may have been 1872.12.3.1; it was recataloged in 2005. •Valid as Sorubimichthys gigas (Günther 1872) -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860]). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Burgess & Finley 1996:166 [ref. 22901], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:434 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

goeldii, Brachyplatystoma Eigenmann [C. H.] & Bean [B. A.] 1907:661, Fig. 1 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 31 (no. 1503); ref. 1247] Amazon River, Brazil. Holotype (unique): USNM 52561. Type catalog: Ferraris & Vari 1992:32 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]. •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

goliath, Bagrus Kner [R.] (ex Heckel) 1858:379 [9] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373); ref. 2630] Salto Theotonio, Brazil. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. On p. 9 of separate. •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau 1855) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155] dated 1857). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau 1855). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

juruense, Platystoma Boulenger [G. A.] 1898:421, Pl. 39 [Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 14 (pt 7, no. 2); ref. 543] Rio Juruá, Brazil. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1897.11.26.11. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma juruense (Boulenger 1898) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:14 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma juruense (Boulenger 1898). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.

paraense, Brachyplatystoma Steindachner [F.] 1909:195 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 46 (no. 12) (for 13 May 1909); ref. 18808] Fish market, Pará, Brazil. Holotype (unique): NMW 47590. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:3317 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma paraense Steindachner 1909 -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860]). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau 1855) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau 1855). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

parnahybae, Brachyplatystoma Steindachner [F.] 1908:126 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Klasse v. 45 (no. 9) (for 11 Mar. 1908); ref. 18803] Rio Parnahyba, Brazil. Holotype (unique): NMW. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma parnahybae Steindachner 1908 -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860]). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

piraaiba, Piratinga Goeldi [E. A.] 1898:464, 477, Pl. (fig. 4) [Boletim do Museu Paraense de Historia Natural e Ethnographia v. 2 (no. 4, art. 3) (for 1897-1898); ref. 1826] Pará, Brazil. Holotype: Whereabouts unknown. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]. Original as pirá-aïba; no description but available from plate caption. •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:434 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:330 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

piramuta, Bagrus Kner [R.] 1858:382 [12] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373); ref. 2630] Manaus, Brazil; Borba Rio Madeira, Brazil. Syntypes: at NMW. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. On p. 12 of separate. •Valid as Piramutana piramuta (Kner 1858) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:15 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:281 [ref. 12860] but may equal Brachyplatystoma vaillanti). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

piratinga, Silurus Natterer [J.] in Diesing 1836:25 [Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte v. 1 (no. 1); ref. 18471] Not available, no distinguishing characters mentioned. Pimelodidae.

platynema, Brachyplatystoma Boulenger [G. A.] 1898:477 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 2 (no. 12) (art. 58); ref. 545] Pará, Brazil. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1898.10.11.20. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Goslinia platynema (Boulenger 1898) -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860], Chang & Ortega 1995:4 [ref. 24302], Camargo & Isaac 2001:145 [ref. 27639], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:436 [ref. 27061]). •Valid as Brachyplatystoma platynemum Boulenger 1898 -- (Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma platynemum Boulenger 1898. Pimelodidae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.

punctulatus, Bagrus Castelnau [F. L.] 1855:33, Pl. 14 (fig. 2) [Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2; ref. 766] Amazon River. Holotype: MNHN (whereabouts unknown). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Species inquirenda in Brachyplatystoma -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

reticulatus, Bagrus Kner [R.] 1858:376 [6], Pl. 1 (fig. 1) [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 26 (s. 373); ref. 2630] Salto Theotonio, at Rio Araguay, Forte do Rio branco and Rio Madeira, Brazil. Syntypes: at NMW. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155] with a holotype. On p. 6 of separate. •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

rousseauxii, Bagrus Castelnau [F. L.] 1855:32, Pl. 14 (fig. 1) [Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2; ref. 766] Amazon River, Brazil. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-9457 (dry). Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:58 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma filamentosum (Lichtenstein 1819) -- (Le Bail et al. 2000:84 [ref. 24549]). •Valid as Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau 1855) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Batista & Alves-Gomes 2006:1 [ref. 28901], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii (Castelnau 1855). Pimelodidae. Distribution: South America: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.

steerei, Taenionema Eigenmann [C. H.] & Bean [B. A.] 1907:662, Fig. 2 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 31 (no. 1503); ref. 1247] Amazon River, between Para and Manaos [Manaus], Brazil. Holotype (unique): USNM 52571. Type catalog: Ferraris & Vari 1992:39 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Synonym of Goslinia platynema (Boulenger 1888) -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:436 [ref. 27061]). •Synonym of Brachyplatystoma platynemum Boulenger 1898 -- (Lundberg & Akama 2005:497 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]). Current status: Synonym of Brachyplatystoma platynemum Boulenger 1898. Pimelodidae. Habitat: freshwater.

tigrinus, Merodontotus Britski [H. A.] 1981:110, Figs. 1-2 [Papéis Avulsos do Departamento de Zoologia, Secretaria da Agricultura, São Paulo v. 34 (no. 7); ref. 645] Cachoeira do Teotônio, Rio Madeira, Território de Rondônia, Brazil. Holotype: MZUSP 14004. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Merodontotus tigrinus Britski 1981 -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:438 [ref. 27061]). •Valid as Brachyplatystoma tigrinum (Britski 1981) -- (Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma tigrinum (Britski 1981). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Amazon River basin: Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia and Peru. Habitat: freshwater.

vaillantii, Platystoma Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:21, Pl. 423 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Cayenne, French Guiana; Suriname; Colombia. Syntypes: MNHN B-0158 (1) Suriname or Cayenne, B-0159 (1) Suriname. Type catalog: Bertin & Estève 1950:57 [ref. 19575], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155]. See Silurus vaillantii Cuvier 1816. •Valid as Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840) -- (Burgess 1989:282 [ref. 12860] as vaillanti, Cervigón 1992:379 [ref. 23827], Le Bail et al. 2000:88 [ref. 24549], Camargo & Isaac 2001:145 [ref. 27639], Ferraris 2003:857 [ref. 26999], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Lundberg & Akama 2005:498 [ref. 28312], Ferraris 2007:331 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Ramos et al. 2014:4 [ref. 35321], Sarmiento et al. 2014:164, 192 [ref. 35004], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633], Marceniuk et al. 2017:39 [ref. 35324], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:80 [ref. 35773]). Current status: Valid as Brachyplatystoma vaillantii (Valenciennes 1840). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and major rivers of Guianas and northeastern Brazil: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.