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abuelo, Sovichthys Schultz [L. P.] 1944:191, Pl. 1 (fig. A) [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 94 (no. 3172); ref. 3959] Río de Los Pájaros, 3 kilometers above Lago Maracaibo, Venezuela, depth 15 feet. Holotype: USNM 121183. Paratypes: CAS 11392 [ex USNM 121212] (4); G. Dahl coll. (2), FMNH 94178 [ex USNM 121212] (3), 94823 [ex USNM 121212] (1, c&s); MCZ 37216 [ex USNM 121211] (1); UMMZ 142496 [ex USNM 121211] (1); USNM 121184 (4, now 2), 121185-88 (3, 2, 3, 3), 121198 (4), 121211 (17, now 14), 121212 (57, now 46), ZMA 102.132 [ex USNM 121184] (2). Type catalog: Nijssen et al. 1982:62 [ref. 19236], Ibarra & Stewart 1987:80 [ref. 12367], Ferraris & Vari 1992:38 [ref. 19771], Ferraris 2007:332 [ref. 29155]. •Valid as Sovichthys abuelo Schultz 1944 -- (Stewart & Pavlik 1985:365 [ref. 5240], Burgess 1989:277 [ref. 12860], Galvis et al. 1997:69 [ref. 23651]). •Valid as Cheirocerus abuelo (Schultz 1944) -- (Lundberg & Littmann in Reis et al. 2003:435 [ref. 27061], Ferraris 2007:332 [ref. 29155], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:93 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Cheirocerus abuelo (Schultz 1944). Pimelodidae. Distribution: Lake Maracaibo basin: Colombia and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater.


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