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Cheirocerus abuelo
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Cheirocerus abuelo

(Schultz 1944)

Cheirocerus abuelo was originally described as Sovichthys abuelo by Schultz in 1944. It belongs to the family Pimelodidae. It is commonly known as Abuelo. It is found in Fresh water and its distribution is Lake Maracaibo basin: Colombia and Venezuela.
Species   abuelo
AuthorWI   Schultz [L. P.]
AuthorNI   Schultz
Qualification   ---
Year   1944
Status   Valid
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Siluriformes Siluriformes
Family   Pimelodidae
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Genus   Cheirocerus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Siluriformes
Family   Pimelodidae
Genus   Cheirocerus
Original Name   Sovichthys        
Taxon Name   abuelo
Original Combination   Sovichthys abuelo
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Sovichthys abuelo
OriginalSubGenus   Sovichthys
Original Author   Schultz
Original AuthorWI   Schultz [L. P.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1944
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Río de Los Pájaros, 3 kilometers above Lago Maracaibo, Venezuela, depth 15 feet.
Type Catalogue   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].
Primary Code   Holotype
Primary Type   USNM 121183
Page   191
Illustrations   Pl. 1 (fig. A)

SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---

Current Genus Species   Cheirocerus abuelo
Current Species   abuelo
Current Genus   Cheirocerus
Current AuthorWI   Schultz [L. P.]
Current AuthorNI   Schultz
Current Year   1944
Current Family   Pimelodidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat   demersal        
Water   Fresh water
Distribution   Lake Maracaibo basin: Colombia and Venezuela.

Current Summary   Valid as Cheirocerus abuelo  (Schultz 1944). Pimelodidae.
Name History   • 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]).

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eques Cheirocerus eques Eigenmann [C. H.] 1917Valid
goeldii Cheirocerus goeldii (Eigenmann [C. H.] & Bean [B. A.] 1907)Synonym
goeldii Cheirocerus goeldii (Steindachner [F.] 1908)Valid
leptus Cheirocerus leptus (Eigenmann [C. H.] & Pearson [N. E.] in Eigenmann & Allen 1942)Synonym
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