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modestus, Pimelodus Günther [A.] 1860:239 [7], Pl. 10 (fig. C) [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1860 (pt 2) (art. 8); ref. 18211] Esmeraldas, western Ecuador. Syntypes: BMNH 1860.6.16.190-191 (2). Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:193 [ref. 29155]. Feminine adjective is modesta. On p. 7 of separate. •Valid as Pimelodella modesta (Günther 1860) [often seen as modestus] -- (Ovchynnyk 1967:34 [ref. 37559], Burgess 1989:281 [ref. 12860], Bockmann & Guazzelli in Reis et al. 2003:420 [ref. 27061], Castaño et al. 2005:16 [ref. 28507], Ferraris 2007:193 [ref. 29155], Barriga Salazar 2014:114 [ref. 35745], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:184 [ref. 34894], Ardila Rodríguez 2017:8 [ref. 35221], Slobodian et al. 2017:97 [ref. 35643], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:92 [ref. 35633], Conde-Saldaña et al. 2019:572 [ref. 36962]). Current status: Valid as Pimelodella modesta (Günther 1860). Heptapteridae: Rhamdiinae. Distribution: South America: Ecuador and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.