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mustelinus, Pimelodus Valenciennes [A.] 1835:Pl. 2 (figs. 1-4) [Voyage dans l'Amérique méridionale; ref. 20720] Rio de la Plata, South America. No types known. Type catalog: Ferraris 2007:184 [ref. 29155]. Name available from plate in 1835, description in Valenciennes 1847:7 [ref. 5010], as Pimelodus mustellinus. See also Cuvier & Valenciennes 1840:165 [ref. 1008]. •Valid as Heptapterus mustelinus (Valenciennes 1835) -- (Buckup 1988:649 [ref. 6635], Malabarba 1989:139 [ref. 14217], Burgess 1989:277 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:59 [ref. 23791], Haro et al. 1996:6 [ref. 25004], Sverlij et al. 1998:51 [ref. 27632] dated 1840, Miquelarena et al. 2002:78 [ref. 26517], Bockmann & Guazzelli in Reis et al. 2003:413 [ref. 27061], López et al. 2003:61 [ref. 27366], Menni 2004:83 [ref. 28131], Ferraris 2007:184 [ref. 29155], Aguilera et al. 2011:240 [ref. 31080], Azpelicueta et al. 2011:325 [ref. 31489], Litz & Koerber 2014:20 [ref. 33622], Sarmiento et al. 2014:191 [ref. 35004], Mirande & Koerber 2015:34 [ref. 35117], Bertaco et al. 2016:417 [ref. 34561], Nión et al. 2016:32 [ref. 35565], Koerber et al. 2017:51 [ref. 35267], Aguilera et al. 2017:579 [ref. 35499], Faustino-Fuster et al. 2019:370 [ref. 36604], Reis et al. 2020:465 [ref. 38364], Deprá et al. 2022:330 [ref. 39580]). Current status: Valid as Heptapterus mustelinus (Valenciennes 1835). Heptapteridae: Heptapterinae. Distribution: South America: La Plata and Uruguay River basins and coastal drainages of southern Brazil (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay). Habitat: freshwater.


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