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signatus, Opistognathus Smith-Vaniz [W. F.] 1997:1116, Figs. 9e, 13d, 24b, 26-27 [Bulletin of Marine Science v. 60 (no. 3); ref. 22985] Golfo de los Mosquitos, Panama, 9°20.5'N, 80°13.5'W - 9°19.6'N, 80°15.5'W, depth 64-68 meters. Holotype: ANSP 138390 [ex UMML 23936]. Paratypes: ANSP 138467 (3, 1 c&s), 138469-72 (1, 1, 2, 1); SIO 77-373 (1); UF 226502 (1), 226655 (1), 228490 (2); USNM 217447 (1). •Valid as Opistognathus signatus Smith-Vaniz 1997 -- (Smith-Vaniz 2003:1378 [ref. 27083]). Current status: Valid as Opistognathus signatus Smith-Vaniz 1997. Opistognathidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.