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phelpsi, Astroblepus Schultz [L. P.] 1944:283, Pl. 7 (fig. D) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172); ref. 3959] Río Cobre above its mouth near La Grita, tributary of Río Quinta, Catatumbo system, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121126. Paratypes: (all orig. USNM 121127) ANSP (20); Dahl (5); MCZ 37265 (20); UMMZ 141942 [ex USNM 121127] (20); ZMA 102121 (9, ?orig. 10). Type catalog: Ferraris & Vari 1992:10 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:66 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Astroblepus phelpsi Schultz 1944 -- (Burgess 1989:449 [ref. 12860], Schaefer in Reis et al. 2003:314 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:66 [ref. 29155], Ardila Rodríguez 2014:10 [ref. 33721], Ardila Rodríguez 2015:133 [ref. 34163], Ardila Rodríguez 2015:13 [ref. 34412], Ardila Rodríguez 2016:9 [ref. 34889]). Current status: Valid as Astroblepus phelpsi Schultz 1944. Astroblepidae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo drainage, Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.