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trichocephalus, Tetraodon Cope [E. D.] 1870:120 [Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 22; ref. 18030] (Pacific) Panama [not Newport, Rhode Island, U.S.A.]. Holotype (unique): ANSP 685. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:161 [ref. 13621]. Locality corrected to Gulf of Panama in Shipp 1971:569 [ref. 22196]. •Valid as Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope 1870) -- (Shipp 1971:569 [ref. 22196], Pequeño 1989:77 [ref. 14125], Allen & Robertson 1994:300 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:156 [ref. 23101], Bussing in Fischer et al. 1995:1637 [ref. 22830], Walker & Bussing 1996:677 [ref. 22229], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:145 [ref. 24555], Nelson et al. 2004:185 [ref. 27807], Page et al. 2013:191 [ref. 32708], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:408 [ref. 34894], González-Murcia et al. 2019:309 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Sphoeroides trichocephalus (Cope 1870). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.