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liza, Mugil Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1836:83 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 11; ref. 1005] Martinique Island, West Indies. Lectotype: MNHN A-4659. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-6307 (1) Buenos Aires, A-1050 (1, dry) Cayenne, A-3668 (1) Suriname, A-4642 (1, dry) Maracaibo, A-4656 (1, dry) Maracaibo, A-4657 (1, dry) Maracaibo, A-5763 (1) Puerto Rico [not Martinique]. Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1972:694-695 [ref. 21541]. Lectotype selected by Harrison 1993:146 [ref. 21990]. A different lectotype (A.1051) was designated by Thomson 1997:472 [ref. 23428]. A senior synonym if suppressed in Opinion 1787. •Valid as Mugil liza Valenciennes 1836 -- (Robins & Ray 1986:212 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1992:363 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:382 [ref. 24474], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:217 [ref. 22947], Thomson 1997:492 [ref. 23428], González Bencomo et al. 1997:159 [ref. 24960], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:879 [ref. 23897], Aguilera 1998:51 [ref. 24221], Keith et al. 2000:22 [ref. 24547], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:184 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:163 [ref. 25013], Marín 2000:76 [ref. 26252], Camargo & Isaac 2001:141 [ref. 27639], López et al. 2002:64 [ref. 26808], Harrison 2003:1084 [ref. 27016], López et al. 2003:78 [ref. 27366], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:65 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:14 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:97 [ref. 27807], Menni 2004:85 [ref. 28131], Harrison et al. 2007:91 [ref. 29185], Matamoros et al. 2009:19 [ref. 31241], Menezes et al. 2010:61 [ref. 30860], Durand et al. 2012:692 [ref. 32366], Page et al. 2013:99 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:31 [ref. 33341], Fabiano et al. 2014:8 [ref. 33530], Menezes et al. 2015:35 [ref. 33678], Alvarez-Lajonchere & Alvarez-Lajonchere Ponce de León 2015:48 [ref. 34139], Mirande & Koerber 2015:55 [ref. 35117], Pacheco-Almanzar et al. 2016:385 [ref. 34431], Durand 2016:32 [ref. 35589], Nión et al. 2016:41 [ref. 35565], Spier et al. 2018:15 [ref. 36103]). Current status: Valid as Mugil liza Valenciennes 1836. Mugilidae. Distribution: Widespread in western Atlantic: Caribbean Sea (Gulf of Mexico) and southwestern Atlantic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.