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orientalis, Arges Boulenger [G. A.] 1903:601 [Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 7) v. 11 (no. 66) (art. 81); ref. 15014] Albirregas and Milla rivers above Merida, Venezuela, elevation 3500 meters. Syntypes: (numerous) BMNH 1903.6.30.81-89 (9), USNM 133142 [ex BMNH 1903.6.30.90] (1). Type catalog: Ferraris & Vari 1992:10 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:65 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Astroblepus orientalis (Boulenger 1903) -- (Burgess 1989:449 [ref. 12860], Schaefer in Reis et al. 2003:314 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:65 [ref. 29155], Ardila Rodríguez 2014:10 [ref. 33721], Ardila Rodríguez 2014:5 [ref. 33776], Ardila Rodríguez 2015:133 [ref. 34163], Ardila Rodríguez 2015:13 [ref. 34412], Ardila Rodríguez 2016:9 [ref. 34889], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:75 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Astroblepus orientalis (Boulenger 1903). Astroblepidae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo drainage, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.