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testudineus, Tetraodon Linnaeus [C.] 1758:332 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] India [erroneous, should be Western Atlantic]. Syntypes: ZMUU Linn. Coll. 47 (1). Type catalog: Lönnberg 1896:21 [ref. 23530], Wheeler 1991:190-191, Fig. 28 [ref. 20102]. •Valid as Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Matsuura in Uyeno et al. 1983:474 [ref. 14275], Robins & Ray 1986:307 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1992:450 [ref. 23827], Andreata & Séret 1996:590 [ref. 16204], Cervigón 1996:128 [ref. 24489], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:258 [ref. 22947], Aguilera 1998:54 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:513 [ref. 24550], Keith et al. 2000:264 [ref. 24547], Marín 2000:80 [ref. 26252], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:171 [ref. 27754], Ebert 2001:31 [ref. 25494], Shipp 2003:2004 [ref. 27120], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:110 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:71 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:185 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:931 [ref. 28815], Matamoros et al. 2009:27 [ref. 31241], Page et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32708], Angulo et al. 2013:1011 [ref. 33194], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:88 [ref. 33341], Robertson et al. 2016:148 [ref. 34961], Marceniuk et al. 2017:42 [ref. 35324], Costa et al. 2017:46 [ref. 35684], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:346 [ref. 36407], Spier et al. 2018:19 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:9 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Sphoeroides testudineus (Linnaeus 1758). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.