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anisitsi, Pterygoplichthys Eigenmann [C. H.] & Kennedy [C. H.] 1903:503 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 55; ref. 1260] Laguna of Río Paraguay at Asuncion, Paraguay. Holotype: IU 9873. Paratypes: AMNH 1490 [ex IU 9874] (1), IU 9875 (orig. 1), FMNH 52563 [?ex IU 9875] (1); ZMB 16886 (1). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:72 [ref. 12367], Ferraris 2007:291 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Liposarcus anisitsi (Eigenmann & Kennedy 1903) -- (Weber 1991:642 [ref. 19114], Weber 1992:13, 28 [ref. 19714], Burgess & Finley 1996:169 [ref. 22901], Britski et al. 1999:135 [ref. 24147], Weber in Reis et al. 2003:365 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:52 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:81 [ref. 28131]). •Synonym of Liposarcus ambrosettii Holmberg 1893 -- (Isbrücker 2001:32 [ref. 25653], Isbrücker 2002:28 [ref. 27178]). •Valid as Pterygoplichthys anisitsi Eigenmann & Kennedy 1903 -- (Isbrücker 1980:40 [ref. 2303], Burgess 1989:433 [ref. 12860], López & Miquelarena 1991:39 [ref. 23548], Gómez & Chebez 1996:64 [ref. 23791], Nelson et al. 2004:83 [ref. 27807], Armbruster & Page 2006:403 [ref. 28898], Scharpf 2006:20 [ref. 30386], Koerber 2011:5 [ref. 31122], Page & Burr 2011:371 [ref. 31215], Page et al. 2013:81 [ref. 32708], Koerber 2014:10 [ref. 33621], Sarmiento et al. 2014:192 [ref. 35004], Nión et al. 2016:32 [ref. 35565]). •Synonym of Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii (Holmberg 1893) -- (Ferraris 2007:291 [ref. 29155], Mirande & Koerber 2015:43 [ref. 35117], Koerber et al. 2017:63 [ref. 35267]). Current status: Synonym of Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii (Holmberg 1893). Loricariidae: Hypostominae. Distribution: Native to South America; established in Texas, U.S.A. [if valid]. Habitat: freshwater.