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venezuelae, Ophioscion Schultz [L. P.] 1945:131, Fig. 7 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 96 (no. 3192); ref. 10151] Near mouth of CaƱo de Sagua, 25 kilometers north of Sinamaica, Venezuela. Holotype: USNM 121749. Paratypes: FMNH 62622 [ex USNM 121570] (1), MCZ 37217 [ex USNM 121750], USNM 121750 (orig. 6, now 4). Type catalog: Ibarra & Stewart 1987:62 [ref. 12367]. •Valid as Ophioscion venezuelae Schultz 1945 -- (González Bencomo et al. 1997:159 [ref. 24960]). •Valid as Stellifer venezuelae (Schultz 1945) -- (Chao 1978:41 [ref. 6983], Cervigón 1992:413 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:311 [ref. 24474], Aguilera 1998:51 [ref. 24221], Chao 2003:1646 [ref. 27097]). Current status: Valid as Stellifer venezuelae (Schultz 1945). Sciaenidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: brackish, marine.