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felis, Silurus Linnaeus [C.] (ex Garden) 1766:503 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1); ref. 2786] Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, U.S.A. Neotype: BMNH 1985.11.11.1. Type information: Goode & Bean 1885:205 [ref. 1841], Wheeler 1985:33 [ref. 20705] but obviated by Opinion 1547 where a neotype was established. Original description based on manuscript by A. Garden [South Carolina]. •Valid as Arius felis (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Lee et al. 1980:476 [ref. 22416], Robins & Ray 1986:83 [ref. 23100], Burgess 1989:168 [ref. 12860], Boschung 1992:67 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:361 [ref. 23897]). •Valid as Sciades felis (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Marceniuk & Menezes 2007:107 [ref. 29031], Marceniuk et al. 2012:668 [ref. 32225]). •Valid as Ariopsis felis (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:153 [ref. 24550], Acero P. 2003:840 [ref. 26998], Nelson et al. 2004:82 [ref. 27807], Boschung & Mayden 2004:351 [ref. 27995], Kailola 2004:126 [ref. 28108], Miller 2006:168 [ref. 28615], Ferraris 2007:33 [ref. 29155], Betancur-R. et al. 2007:348 [ref. 29268], Betancur-R. & Willink 2007:826 [ref. 29439], Page et al. 2013:82 [ref. 32708], Marceniuk et al. 2017:14 [ref. 35431], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:344 [ref. 36407], Robins et al. 2018:151 [ref. 35886]). Current status: Valid as Ariopsis felis (Linnaeus 1766). Ariidae: Ariinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Massachusetts south to Florida (U.S.A.), and Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.