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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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argenteus, Prochilodus Spix [J. B. von] & Agassiz [L.] 1829:63, Pl. 38 [Selecta genera et species piscium quos in itinere per Brasiliam; ref. 13] Rio Desiderio, Municipio de Sao Desiderio, near Barreiras, Bahia, Brazil. Neotype: MZUSP 28778. As Pacu argenteus on plate. See Castro & Vari 2004:87-88 [ref. 28606] for information on original description and type locality; neotype designated by Castro & Vari 2004:88 [ref. 28606]. Original type locality (Rio São Francisco, at Januária, 15°29’37''S, 44°21’25''W, Minas Gerais, Brazil) see Koerber 2021:88 [ref. 38172]. •Valid as Prochilodus argenteus Spix & Agassiz 1829 -- (Gómez & Chebez 1996:54 [ref. 23791], Britski 2001:20 [ref. 26046], Castro & Vari in Reis et al. 2003:66 [ref. 27061] with author as Agassiz, López et al. 2003:12 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:72 [ref. 28131], Castro & Vari 2003:85 [ref. 28606] with author as Agassiz, Silva et al. 2020:8 [ref. 37809], Koerber 2021:88 [ref. 38172]). Current status: Valid as Prochilodus argenteus Spix & Agassiz 1829. Prochilodontidae. Distribution: South America: São Francisco River basin (Brazil); introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater.

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