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compsus, Porotergus Mago-Leccia [F.] 1994:82, Figs. 90, 91 [Electric fishes of the continental waters of America; ref. 21320] Río Orinoco, at Isla Iguana, between kilometers 152 and 153, Delta Amacuro, Venezuela. Holotype: MBUCV-V-11010. Paratypes: AMNH 58644 (2); ANSP 160194 (1), 162132 (1), MBUCV-V-10378 (2, not 2), V-10382 (2), V-10421 (2), V-10425 (2), V-10427 (1), V-10510 (2), V-10551 (5), V-10561 (2), V-10882 (4), V-11130 (1), V-11294 (1). Type catalog: Provenzano et al. 1998:14 [ref. 24196], Ferraris et al. 2017:[9] [ref. 35236]. •Valid as Porotergus compsus Mago-Leccia 1994 -- (Albert & Campos-da-Paz 1998:432 [ref. 23853] but genus uncertain). •Valid as Compsaraia compsa (Mago-Leccia 1994) -- (Albert 2001:78, 110 [ref. 25614], Albert in Reis et al. 2003:499 [ref. 27061], de Santana & Crampton 2010:173 [ref. 30762], Barriga Salazar 2014:116 [ref. 35745] as compsus, Ivanyisky & Albert 2014:579 [ref. 35449] as compsus, Ferraris et al. 2017:[9] [ref. 35236], Bernt & Albert 2017:218 [ref. 35327], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:68 [ref. 35633] as compsus, Urbano-Bonilla et al. 2018:72 [ref. 35773], Bernt et al. 2018:473 [ref. 35797], Ochoa et al. 2020:63 [ref. 37781] as compsus). Current status: Valid as Compsaraia compsa (Mago-Leccia 1994). Apteronotidae: Apteronotinae. Distribution: South America: Orinoco River basin (Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela). Habitat: freshwater.