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Species in the genus Opsanus: [ 13 ] records


beta, Batrachus tau Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] (ex Günther) 1880:334 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 2 (no. 98); ref. 18135] Off Institute of Marine Science dock, Aransas Pass, Port Aransas, Aransas County, Texas, U.S.A. Holotype: UMMZ 167103. Paratypes: USNM 746 (2), 5149 (now 3, orig. 1), 21477 (1), 23541 (1); UMMZ 167104 (3). Appeared first in Günther 1861:167 [ref. 1964] with the symbol beta for the southern variety; regarded as non-Latinized and unavailable. Appeared in Goode & Bean as above as "Batrachus tau, Linnaeus, subsp. beta, Günther. •Valid as Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:84 [ref. 23100], Boschung 1992:77 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:810 [ref. 23897], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:172 [ref. 24550], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Collette 2001:3 [ref. 25398], Collette 2003:1037 [ref. 26981], Smith et al. 2003:12 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Miller 2006:179 [ref. 28615], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046], García-Hernández et al. 2009:92 [ref. 37265], Lasso-Alcalá et al. 2011:576 [ref. 31520], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:345 [ref. 36407], Cordeiro et al. 2020:280 [ref. 37491]). Current status: Valid as Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Bahamas and Florida (U.S.A.), including Gulf of Mexico; invasive in Brazil. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

brasiliensis, Opsanus Rotundo [M. M.], Spinelli [M.] & Zavala-Camin [L. A.] 2005:95, Figs. 1-2 [Revista Ceciliana Ano 16 (no. 23); ref. 28538] Estado de São Paulo, Brazil. Holotype: MZUSP 88078. Paratypes: Many lots at AZUSC and MZUSP. •Synonym of Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880) -- (Caires et al. 2007:1 [ref. 29257], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046]). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Distribution: Estado de São Paulo, Brazil [if valid]. Habitat: marine.

bufo, Lophius Mitchill [S. L.] 1815:463 [Transactions of the Literary and Philosophical Society of New-York v. 1 (art. 5) (for 1814); ref. 13292] New York, U.S.A. No types known. •Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: marine.

celatus, Batrachus DeKay [J. E.] 1842:170, Pl. 50 (fig. 161) [Zoology of New-York; ref. 1098] New York, U.S.A. Syntypes: New York State coll. (whereabouts unknown). •Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: marine.

cerapalus, Opsanus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1818:204 [American Monthly Magazine and Critical Review v. 2 (3) (Jan. 1818); ref. 3585] Atlantic; North America. No types known. •Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: marine.

chaetodon, Cottus Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:62 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] New York, U.S.A. No types known. •Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: marine.

dichrostomus, Opsanus Collette [B. B.] 2001:3, Figs. 1, 2a [Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology University of Michigan No. 731; ref. 25398] Belize City near island across from Fisheries Laboratory, Belize, depth 1-3 meters. Holotype: USNM 361063. Paratypes: ANSP 100481 (1); FMNH 72-31 (1), 80-57 (1), 80-58 (10); IPN P4033 (1); MCZ 157324 (1); MPM 30780 (1); UF 13365 (1); UMMZ 102169 (1), 184702 (1); USNM 192217-18 (1, 1), 361064-65 (3, 2). •Valid as Opsanus dichrostomus Collette 2001 -- (Collette 2003:1037 [ref. 26981], Smith et al. 2003:12 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:18 [ref. 28815], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046], Lobel & Lobel 2011:50 [ref. 31774], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Opsanus dichrostomus Collette 2001. Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Belize. Habitat: marine.

glaber, Cottus Schöpf [J. D.] 1788:146 [Schriften der Berlinischen Gesellschaft Naturforschender Freunde v. 8; ref. 18700] East River, New York, U.S.A. •Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: marine.

pardus, Batrachus tau Goode [G. B.] & Bean [T. H.] 1880:336 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 2 (no. 98); ref. 18135] Pensacola, Florida, U.S.A. Syntypes: USNM 22337 (2, ? cast). •Valid as Opsanus pardus (Goode & Bean 1880) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:84 [ref. 23100], Boschung 1992:78 [ref. 23239], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:811 [ref. 23897], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:171 [ref. 24550], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Collette 2001:3 [ref. 25398], Collette 2003:1038 [ref. 26981], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Opsanus pardus (Goode & Bean 1880). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

phobetron, Opsanus Walters [V.] & Robins [C. R.] 1961:2, Figs. 1A, 2A [American Museum Novitates No. 2047; ref. 9386] North of Tokas Cay, Bimini, Bahamas, depth 2 feet. Holotype: AMNH 20336. Paratypes: AMNH 16638 (1), 20337-38 (1, 1); ANSP 79480-81 (1, 1); USNM 170961-62 (1, 1). Additional material: AMNH 11412a (1); BM [not a museum] 01.054 (1), 02.015 (1), 02.021 (1); UMML 498 (1); USNM 4788 (1), 37546 (1), 107433 (2), 107435 (2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:27 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Opsanus phobetron Walters & Robins 1961 -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:172 [ref. 24550], Collette 2001:3 [ref. 25398], Collette 2003:1038 [ref. 26981], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046], García-Hernández et al. 2009:92 [ref. 37265]). Current status: Valid as Opsanus phobetron Walters & Robins 1961. Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: including Gulf of Mexico. Habitat: marine.

tau, Gadus Linnaeus [C.] (ex Garden) 1766:439 [Systema naturae sive regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 1); ref. 2786] Carolina [South Carolina, U.S.A.]. Syntypes: LS 119 (left half-skin), 120 [Garden no. 16] (right half-skin). Type catalog: Goode & Bean 1885:195 [ref. 1841], Wheeler 1985:39 [ref. 20705]. Based on manuscript description by A. Garden [South Carolina]. •Valid as Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:85 [ref. 23100], Murdy et al. 1997:106 [ref. 23144], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:171 [ref. 24550], Scott & Crossman 1998:viii [ref. 24570], Collette 2001:3 [ref. 25398], Collette in Collette & Klein-MacPhee 2002:262 [ref. 26158], Collette 2003:1038 [ref. 26981], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Greenfield et al. 2008:676 [ref. 30046], Page et al. 2013:96 [ref. 32708]). Current status: Valid as Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.

vandeuseni, Opsanus Fowler [H. W.] 1939:1, Fig. 1 [Notulae Naturae (Philadelphia) No. 31; ref. 17191] Sand Key, Florida, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): ANSP 68629. Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:27 [ref. 13621]. •Synonym of Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880) -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:171 [ref. 24550]). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus beta (Goode & Bean 1880). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.

variegata, Batrachoides Lesueur [C. A.] 1824:395 [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 3 (pt 2); ref. 17518] Egg Harbor, New Jersey, U.S.A. No types known. •Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Opsanus tau (Linnaeus 1766). Batrachoididae: Batrachoidinae. Habitat: marine.