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scovelli, Siphostoma Evermann [B. W.] & Kendall [W. C.] 1896:113 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 18 (no. 1043); ref. 14580] Shamrock Point, Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A. Lectotype: USNM 47300. Paralectotypes: USNM 218366 [ex USNM 47300] (1); plus mention of a total of 130 specimens: CAS-SU 5470 (4), 8613 (3); USNM 69367 (11). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:61-62 [ref. 12291]. Lectotype selected by Dawson 1982:83 [ref. 6764]. •Valid as Syngnathus scovelli (Evermann & Kendall 1896) -- (Lee et al. 1980:568 [ref. 22416], Dawson 1982:83 [ref. 6764], Robins & Ray 1986:126 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1991:270 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:96 [ref. 23239], Warren et al. 1994:133 [ref. 25557], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:136 [ref. 22947], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:1065 [ref. 23897], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:231 [ref. 24550], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:155 [ref. 27754], Ross et al. 2001:388 [ref. 25978], Fritzsche & Vincent 2003:1222 [ref. 27044], Ferraris in Reis et al. 2003:592 [ref. 27061], Menezes & Moura in Menezes et al. 2003:71 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:19 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:112 [ref. 27807], Boschung & Mayden 2004:417 [ref. 27995], Scharpf 2007:36 [ref. 30398], Kuiter 2009:256 [ref. 30404], Matamoros et al. 2009:16 [ref. 31241], Page & Burr 2011:465 [ref. 31215], Martin et al. 2013:376 [ref. 36668], Page et al. 2013:114 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:998 [ref. 33194], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 3 [ref. 35615], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:242 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Syngnathus scovelli (Evermann & Kendall 1896). Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida (U.S.A.) and Gulf of Mexico to Brazil; Central and South America; usually in nearshore marine habitats; some records from freshwater: Belize, Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, U.S.A., and Venezuela. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.