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psittacus, Tetrodon Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:505, Pl. 95 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Indian Ocean [in error]. Syntypes: ZMB 4297 (3). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:150 [ref. 24282]. Original genus should have been spelled Tetraodon. •Valid as Colomesus psittacus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Tyler 1964:141 [ref. 22575], Ovchynnyk 1967:44 [ref. 37559], Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:478 [ref. 14275], Cervigón 1992:448 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1996:117 [ref. 24489], Keith et al. 2000:262 [ref. 24547], Ebert 2001:20 [ref. 25494], Camargo & Isaac 2001:146 [ref. 27639], Shipp 2003:1993 [ref. 27120], Kullander in Reis et al. 2003:670 [ref. 27061], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:110 [ref. 27192].Phillip et al. 2013:26 [ref. 32896], Amaral et al. 2013:1 [ref. 33364], Marceniuk et al. 2017:42 [ref. 35324]). Current status: Valid as Colomesus psittacus (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.