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Species in the genus Piaractus: [ 9 ] records


bidens, Myletes Spix [J. B. von] & Agassiz [L.] 1829:75, Pl. 32 [Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam; ref. 13] Rivers of equatorial Brazil [= lower Amazon basin]. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-789. Paralectotypes: (1). Type catalog: Kottelat 1984:146 [ref. 21784]. Lectotype selected by Géry 1986:98 [ref. 6012]. •Synonym of Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818) -- (Taphorn 1992:298 [ref. 23654], Fuller et al. 1999:187 [ref. 25838], Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:187 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Synonym of Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818). Serrasalmidae. Habitat: freshwater.

brachypomus, Myletes Cuvier [G.] 1818:452, Pl. 22 (fig. 1) [Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 4; ref. 1016] Brazil. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-8627. •Valid as Colossoma brachypomum (Cuvier 1818) -- (Zhu 1995:204 [ref. 25213]). •Valid as Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818) -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:9 [ref. 9708], Taphorn 1992:298 [ref. 23654], Butí & Cancino 1999:72 [ref. 25277] as brachypomum, Fuller et al. 1999:187 [ref. 25838], Loubens & Panfili 2001:52 [ref. 25403], Ross et al. 2001:295 [ref. 25978], Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:187 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:34 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:79 [ref. 28131], Barriga Salazar 2014:108 [ref. 35745], Sarmiento et al. 2014:91, 187 [ref. 35004], Zhang et al. 2016:211 [ref. 34477], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:37 [ref. 35633], Esmaeili et al. 2018:54 [ref. 36089], Ćaleta et al. 2019:172 [ref. 37026], Escobar et al. 2019:[1] [ref. 36745], Ng et al. 2019:529 [ref. 36606]). Current status: Valid as Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818). Serrasalmidae. Distribution: South America: Amazon River basin: Brazil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia and Peru; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.

canterai, Colosoma Devincenzi [G. J.] in Devincenzi & Teague 1942:74, fig. [Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Montevideo (Serie 2) v. 5 (no. 4); ref. 12268] Río Uruguay, Uruguay. Holotype (unique): apparently lost. Type catalog: Olazarri et al. 1970:3 [ref. 23527], Loureiro et al. 2016:412 [ref. 35150]. Genus should have been spelled Colossoma. •Synonym of Colossoma mitrei (Berg 1895) -- (authors). •Synonym of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887) -- (Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:188 [ref. 27061], Litz & Koerber 2014:9 [ref. 33622], Mirande & Koerber 2015:15 [ref. 35117], Koerber et al. 2017:23 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Synonym of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887). Serrasalmidae. Habitat: freshwater.

edulis, Myletes Castelnau [F. L.] 1855:68 [Animaux nouveaux or rares v. 2; ref. 766] No distinguishing features provided; for a species from Paraguay. •In the synonymy of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887) -- (Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:188 [ref. 27061], Litz & Koerber 2014:9 [ref. 33622], Mirande & Koerber 2015:15 [ref. 35117], Koerber et al. 2017:23 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Synonym of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887). Serrasalmidae.

fowleri, Wateina Amaral Campos [A.] 1946:219, Fig. 2 [Papéis Avulsos do Departamento de Zoologia, Secretaria da Agricultura, São Paulo v. 7 (no. 17); ref. 107] Rio Tapajós, Santarém, Amazon basin, Pará, Brazil. Holotype: MZUSP [ex DZSASP] 3572. Type catalog: Britski 1969:202 [ref. 12401], Oyakawa 1996:498 [ref. 23140]. Genus should have been spelled Waiteina. •Synonym of Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818) -- (Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:188 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Synonym of Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818). Serrasalmidae. Habitat: freshwater.

mesopotamicus, Myletes (Myleus) Holmberg [E. L.] 1887:387 [Boletín de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias (Córdoba) v. 10; ref. 27229] Rio Paraná, Uruguay. No types known. Holmberg 1882 citiation listed as name only by Fowler, not investigated. Also appeared in Holmberg 1891:193 [ref. 2192]. •Valid as Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887) -- (Gómez & Chebez 1996:51 [ref. 23791], Britski et al. 1999:62 [ref. 24147], Fuller et al. 1999:188 [ref. 25838], López et al. 2003:34 [ref. 27366], Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:188 [ref. 27061], Menni 2004:79 [ref. 28131], Mirande 2010:472 [ref. 31006], Litz & Koerber 2014:9 [ref. 33622], Sarmiento et al. 2014:91, 187 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:15 [ref. 35117], Nión et al. 2016:28 [ref. 35565], Koerber et al. 2017:23 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Valid as Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887). Serrasalmidae. Distribution: Paraguay-Paraná River basin: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Habitat: freshwater.

mitrei, Myletes Berg [C.] 1895:149 [Anales del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural de Buenos Aires v. 4; ref. 14575] Río Paraná, San Pedro, Argentina. Syntypes: BMNH 1928.1.25.6-7 [ex MACN] (2); MACN 4911 (1), 5690 (1); MHNM. Type catalog: Braga & Piacentino 1994:103 [ref. 23697], Loureiro et al. 2016:412 [ref. 35150]. •Synonym of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887) -- (Britski et al. 1999:62 [ref. 24147], Fuller et al. 1999:189 [ref. 25838] as metrei, Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:188 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:34 [ref. 27366], Litz & Koerber 2014:9 [ref. 33622], Mirande & Koerber 2015:15 [ref. 35117], Koerber et al. 2017:23 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Synonym of Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg 1887). Serrasalmidae. Habitat: freshwater.

orinoquensis, Piaractus Escobar L. [M. D.], Ota [R. P.], Machado-Allison [A.], Andrade-López [J.], Farias [I. P.] & Hrbek [T.] 2019:415 [5], Figs. 1-3 [Journal of Fish Biology v. 95 (no. 2); ref. 36745] Caño Falcón, nearby Camaguan, Laguna La raya, Guárico, Venezuela, 8°07’N, 67°37’W. Holotype: ANSP 163570. Paratypes: ANSP, CRI-EDIHG, ICN-MHN, INPA, MBUCV. •Valid as Piaractus orinoquensis Escobar L., Ota, Machado-Allison, Andrade-López, Farias & Hrbek 2019. Current status: Valid as Piaractus orinoquensis Escobar L., Ota, Machado-Allison, Andrade-López, Farias & Hrbek 2019. Serrasalmidae. Distribution: Orinoco River basin, Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.

paco, Myletes Humboldt [F. H. A. von] in Humboldt & Valenciennes 1821:175, Pl. 47 (fig. 2) [Voyage de Humboldt et Bonpland v. 2 (Title page 1833); ref. 5612] Upper Río Marañon, Amazon River basin, Peru. No types known. •See Nico 2001:150 [ref. 25828]. •Synonym of Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818) -- (Jégu in Reis et al. 2003:187 [ref. 27061]). Current status: Synonym of Piaractus brachypomus (Cuvier 1818). Serrasalmidae. Habitat: freshwater.