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Batrachoides Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1800:451 Masc. Batrachoides tau Lacepède 1800 (Batrachoides surinamensis (Bloch & Schneider 1801)). Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan & Evermann 1896:466 [ref. 2442] as Batrachoides "tau" Lacepède 1800, which is not an original description, but a misidentification of B. surinamensis (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Original spelling Batrachoїdes. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:388 (vol. 6) [ref. 30473]. Misspelled Batracoїdes in Griffith & Smith 1834:249 [ref. 1908] in synonymy. •Synonym of Halobatrachus Ogilby 1908 -- (Monod 1973:657 [ref. 7193]). •Valid as Batrachoides Lacepède 1800 -- (Collette & Russo 1981 [ref. 5575], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:168 [ref. 24550], Collette 2003:1028 [ref. 26981], Collette in Reis et al. 2003:509 [ref. 27061], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046], Ibagón et al. 2011:46 [ref. 31492]). Current status: Valid as Batrachoides Lacepède 1800. Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae.