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altissimus, Pimelodus Eigenmann [C. H.] & Pearson [N. E.] in Eigenmann & Allen 1942:106, Pl. 5 (fig. 5) [Fishes of western South America; ref. 1246] Río Ucayali near Orellana, Amazon system, Peru. Holotype (unique): CAS 55369 [ex IU 15797]. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155]. •See Le Bail et al. 2000:100 [ref. 24549]. •Valid as Pimelodus altissimus Eigenmann & Pearson 1942 -- (Ortega & Vari 1986:15 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:279 [ref. 12860], Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:439 [ref. 27061], Ribeiro & Lucena 2006:326 [ref. 28962], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155], Ribeiro et al. 2011:128 [ref. 31238], Sarmiento et al. 2014:170, 192 [ref. 35004], Costa e Silva et al. 2018:105 [ref. 35734], Grant 2021:85 [ref. 38702] as cf. altissimus). Current status: Valid as Pimelodus altissimus Eigenmann & Pearson 1942. Pimelodidae. Distribution: South America: Amazon River basin (Brazil, Bolivia, ?Colombia and Peru). Habitat: freshwater.