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margaritatus, Batrachus Richardson [J.] 1844:67, Pl. 38 (figs. 2-4) [Ichthyology.--Part 1. The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Sulphur; ref. 3739] Near entrance to Gulf of Nicoya, 9°27.5'N, 84°30.7'W, Costa Rica [original locality Gulf of Fonseca]. Neotype: SIO 73-298. Neotype designated by Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:899 [ref. 9284]. •Valid as Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844) -- (Walker & Rosenblatt 1988:899 [ref. 9284], Allen & Robertson 1994:80 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:66 [ref. 23101], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:917 [ref. 22829], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:226 [ref. 24023], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:244 [ref. 24555], Nelson et al. 2004:95 [ref. 27807], Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957], Ibagón E. et al. 2011:48 [ref. 31492], Page et al. 2013:97 [ref. 32708], Jiménez-Prado et al. 2015:401 [ref. 34894], González-Murcia et al. 2019:292 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys margaritatus (Richardson 1844). Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.