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cotylephorus, Platystacus Bloch [M. E.] 1794:54, Pl. 372 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 8; ref. 463] No locality. Syntypes: ZMB 3157 (2) America plus specimens associated with literature references. Type catalog: Paepke 1999:46 [ref. 24282], Ferraris 2007:61 [ref. 29155]. On p. 44 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 11 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Aspredo cotylephorus (Bloch 1794) -- (Mees 1987:186 [ref. 11510], Burgess 1989:304 [ref. 12860], Le Bail et al. 2000:160 [ref. 24549]). •Valid as Platystacus cotylephorus Bloch 1794 -- (Cervigón 1992:262 [ref. 23827], Camargo & Isaac 2001:145 [ref. 27639], Ferraris 2003:863 [ref. 26999], Friel in Reis et al. 2003:264 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:61 [ref. 29155], Phillip et al. 2013:18 [ref. 32896]). Current status: Valid as Platystacus cotylephorus Bloch 1794. Aspredinidae: Aspredininae. Distribution: Venezuela to Brazil, including lower portions of coastal rivers: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.