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blochii, Pimelodus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:188 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 15; ref. 1008] Suriname. Lectotype: MNHN B-0072. Paralectotype: ZMB 2995 (1). Type catalog: Silfvergrip & Paepke 1997:168 [ref. 24006], Paepke 1999:113 [ref. 24282], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155]. Based in part on Silurus clarias of Bloch, Pl. 35 (figs. 1-2). •Valid as Pimelodus blochii Valenciennes 1840 -- (Mees 1986:313 [ref. 5693], Burgess 1989:279 [ref. 12860], Cervigón 1992:379 [ref. 23827], Le Bail et al. 2000:96, 98 [ref. 24549], Azpelicueta 2001:198 [ref. 25639], Camargo & Isaac 2001:145 [ref. 27639], Ferraris 2003:858 [ref. 26999], Ribeiro & Lucena 2006:326 [ref. 28962], Ribeiro & Lucena 2006:411 [ref. 28899], Ferraris 2007:337 [ref. 29155], Ribeiro et al. 2008:464 [ref. 29855], Ribeiro et al. 2011:128 [ref. 31238], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Ramos et al. 2014:4 [ref. 35321], Sarmiento et al. 2014:170, 192 [ref. 35004], Lucinda et al. 2016:343 [ref. 34916], Melo et al. 2016:376 [ref. 35317], Marceniuk et al. 2017:39 [ref. 35324], Villa-Navarro et al. 2017:356 [ref. 35495], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:93 [ref. 35633], Costa e Silva et al. 2018:105 [ref. 35734], Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:80 [ref. 35773], Careaga et al. 2020:78 [ref. 37774], Silvano et al. 2020:297 [ref. 38135], Grant 2021:86 [ref. 38702]). Current status: Valid as Pimelodus blochii Valenciennes 1840. Pimelodidae. Distribution: South America: Amazon, Corantijn, Essequibo and Orinoco River basins (Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela). Habitat: freshwater, brackish.