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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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dowei, Anableps Gill [T. N.] 1861:4 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 13; ref. 17543] El Salvador. Holotype (unique): USNM 6048. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:18 [ref. 13621], Smith 2018:68 [ref. 36061]. Originally as dowei which appears to be intentional and not an indvertent error. ANSP 6982 and USNM 8005 (3) are not types. Likely the holotype is the remaining specimen in USNM 6048 (D. G. Smith, pers. comm. 7/22/2011) •Valid as Anableps dowei [or dowi] Gill 1861 -- (Parenti 1981:501 [ref. 7066], Villa 1982:143 [ref. 36708] as dowi, Espinosa Pérez et al. 1993:44 [ref. 22290], Ghedotti 2000:38 [ref. 27228] as dowi, Ghedotti in Reis et al. 2003:583 [ref. 27061] as dowi, Nelson et al. 2004:103 [ref. 27807] as dowi, Miller 2006:209 [ref. 28615] as dowei, Matamoros et al. 2009:15 [ref. 31241] as dowei, McMahan et al. 2013:447 [ref. 32422], Page et al. 2013:108 [ref. 32708] as dowi, Romero-Berny et al. 2018:90 [ref. 35859], González-Murcia et al. 2019:296 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Anableps dowei Gill 1861. Anablepidae: Anablepinae. Distribution: Central America: Mexico to Nicaragua: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.