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ensiferus, Centropomus Poey [F.] 1860:122, Pl. 12 (fig. 1) [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Neotype: MCZ 10299. Poey specimens: MCZ 10300 (1); NMW 39683 (1). Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:189 [ref. 22926] with cotypes. Neotype designated by Rivas 1986:608 •Valid as Centropomus ensiferus Poey 1860 -- (Fraser 1968:433 [ref. 21275], Lee et al. 1980:569 [ref. 22416], Villa 1982:161 [ref. 36708], Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:294 [ref. 14275] as enciferus, Rivas 1986:607 [ref. 5210], Robins & Ray 1986:129 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1991:312 [ref. 24472], Cervigón 1992:296 [ref. 23827], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:143 [ref. 22947], González Bencomo et al. 1997:158 [ref. 24960], Aguilera 1998:48 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:255 [ref. 24550], Keith et al. 2000:76 [ref. 24547], Marín 2000:72 [ref. 26252], Lim et al. 2002:82 [ref. 28310], Orrell 2003:1288 [ref. 27053], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:74 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:21 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:125 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:99 [ref. 28815], Miller 2006:327 [ref. 28615], Matamoros et al. 2009:17 [ref. 31241], Page et al. 2013:129 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:998 [ref. 33194], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:38 [ref. 33341], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:346 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:248 [ref. 35886], Carvalho-Filho et al. 2019:89 [ref. 36975]). Current status: Valid as Centropomus ensiferus Poey 1860. Centropomidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Florida (U.S.A.) south to São Paulo, Brazil, including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.