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maculata, Loricaria Bloch [M. E.] 1794:73, Pl. 375 (figs. 1-2) [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 8; ref. 463] South America (probably Suriname). Lectotype: ZMB 3163. Paralectotypes: ZMB 22224 [ex ZMB 3163] (1). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:95-96 [ref. 24282], Ferraris 2007:270 [ref. 29155]. Based in part on Loricaria cataphracta Linnaeus, but Bloch also recognizes L. cataphracta as valid. On p. 60 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 11 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype selected by Isbrücker 1971:12 [ref. 21907]. •Valid as Loricariichthys maculatus (Bloch 1794) -- (Isbrücker 1971 [ref. 21907], Isbrücker 1980:127 [ref. 2303], Isbrücker 1981:88 [ref. 5522], Ortega & Vari 1986:17 [ref. 9708], Burgess 1989:445 [ref. 12860], Gómez & Chebez 1996:63 [ref. 23791], Montoya-Burgos et al. 1998:367 [ref. 23850], Isbrücker 2001:29, 30 [ref. 25653], Lasso et al. 2001:99 [ref. 25928], Isbrücker 2002:23 [ref. 27178], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:338 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:270 [ref. 29155], Sarmiento et al. 2014:191 [ref. 35004], Nión et al. 2016:31 [ref. 35565], see DoNascimiento et al. 2017:[18] [ref. 35679], Meza-Vargas et al. 2021:26 [ref. 39298]). Current status: Valid as Loricariichthys maculatus (Bloch 1794). Loricariidae: Loricariinae. Distribution: South America: Suriname, Bolivia, Peru and ?Uruguay. Habitat: freshwater.


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