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maculatus, Tetrodon hispidus var. Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:504 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] 3.2 miles north of Northport, New York, U.S.A. Neotype: UF 12303. Type catalog: Gilbert 1974:113 [ref. 21035]. Original genus should have been spelled Tetraodon. Neotype selected by Gilbert 1974:113 [ref. 21035]. •Valid as Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Smith 1986:460 [ref. 22186], Robins & Ray 1986:307 [ref. 23100], Scott & Scott 1988:568 [ref. 25518], McAllister 1990:227 [ref. 14674], Cervigón 1992:450 [ref. 23827], Murdy et al. 1997:268 [ref. 23144], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:171 [ref. 27754], Ebert 2001:77 [ref. 25494], Klein-MacPhee in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:598 [ref. 26158], Shipp 2003:1999 [ref. 27120], Nelson et al. 2004:185 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Sphoeroides maculatus (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: brackish, marine.