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palometa, Chorinemus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1832:392 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 8; ref. 1000] Lake Maracaibo, Venezuela. Lectotype: MNHN A-6130 (dry). Paralectotypes: MNHN A-5528 (1, dry), A-6125 (1, dry). Type catalog: Smith-Vaniz et al. 1979:20-21 [ref. 12247] with MNHN A.6130 as holotype; MNHN A.6130 designated lectotype by Eschmeyer 1998:1275 [ref. 23416]. •Possible junior synonym of Oligoplites calcaar (Bloch 1793) -- (Paepke 1999:53 [ref. 24282]). •Valid as Oligoplites palometa (Cuvier 1832) -- (Smith-Vaniz & Staiger 1973:225 [ref. 7106], Villa 1982:168 [ref. 36708], Bussing 1987:173 [ref. 22927], Cervigón 1992:289 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:84 [ref. 24474], González Bencomo et al. 1997:158 [ref. 24960], Bussing 1998:276 [ref. 24179], Aguilera 1998:49 [ref. 24221], Camargo & Isaac 2001:141 [ref. 27639], Smith-Vaniz 2003:1451 [ref. 27083], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:80 [ref. 27192], Springer & Smith-Vaniz 2008:30 [ref. 31826], Angulo et al. 2013:1000 [ref. 33194], Marceniuk et al. 2017:40 [ref. 35324], Spier et al. 2018:11 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:5 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Oligoplites palometa (Cuvier 1832). Carangidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.