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stellifer, Bodianus Bloch [M. E.] 1790:55, Pl. 231 (fig. 1) [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 4; ref. 469] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa [probably Suriname]. Holotype (unique): ZMB 885. Type catalog: Paepke 1999:128 [ref. 24282]. On p. 41 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 7 [ref. 21381]. Spelled stellatus in Lacepède 1802:285, 297 [ref. 4929]. See Chao 1978:41 [ref. 6983] for locality comment. •Valid as Stellifer stellifer (Bloch 1790) -- (Chao 1978:41 [ref. 6983], Cervigón 1992:413 [ref. 23827], González Bencomo et al. 1997:159 [ref. 24960], Aguilera 1998:51 [ref. 24221], Camargo & Isaac 2001:143 [ref. 27639], Chao 2003:1645 [ref. 27097], Casatti & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:89 [ref. 27192], Marceniuk et al. 2017:41 [ref. 35324], Spier et al. 2018:14 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:4 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Stellifer stellifer (Bloch 1790). Sciaenidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: brackish, marine.