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velifera, Apistogramma Staeck [W.] 2003:116, Figs. [Cichliden-Lexikon Teil 3; ref. 27488] Rio Rueda, about 20 kilometers south of Puerto Ayacucho, Amazonas, Venezuela. Holotype: MTD F 27044. Paratypes: MTD F 27045 (1), 27489-90 (2); NMW (2). Type catalog: Zarske 2003:29 [ref. 27474]. •Valid as Apistogramma velifera Staeck 2003 -- (Römer et al. 2004:30 [ref. 34102], Römer 2006:728 [ref. 28970], Mesa S. & Lasso 2011:65 [ref. 31958], Staeck 2017:212 [ref. 35639], DoNascimiento et al. 2017:98 [ref. 35633]). Current status: Valid as Apistogramma velifera Staeck 2003. Cichlidae: Cichlinae. Distribution: Orinoco River basin, Venezuela and Colombia. Habitat: freshwater.