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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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cephalus, Gobiesox Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Plumier) 1800:595, 596, Pl. 19 (fig. 1) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 2; ref. 2709] Amérique méridionale [Central America]. No types known. Based on the 'Cephalus fluviatilis major' in manuscript description of Plumier (Charles Plumier, 1646-1704, French explorer and botanist). Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:279, 280 (vol. 7) [ref. 30473]. See account of Cyclopterus nudus Linnaeus 1758. •Wrongly a synonym of Gobiesox nudus (Linnaeus 1758) based on misapplication by Briggs -- (Briggs 1955:94 [ref. 637], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:512 [ref. 27061]). •Valid as Gobiesox cephalus Lacepède 1800 -- (Frernholm & Wheeler 1983:271 [ref. 20707], Conway et al. 2017:[9] [ref. 35287]). Current status: Valid as Gobiesox cephalus Lacepède 1800. Gobiesocidae: Gobiesocinae. Distribution: Caribbean drainages of South America: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Honduras, Jamaica, Panama, Venezuela; islands of the Caribbean. Habitat: freshwater.