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campechanus, Mesoprion Poey [F.] 1860:149 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Campeche, Mexico. Holotype (unique): USNM 25235. Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:196 [ref. 22926] with 1 specimen in MCZ 9982 as holotype [incorrect according to Rivas 1966:124 [ref. 23910] who regards the USNM specimen as the holotype.] Spelled campechianus in Poey 1870:317 [ref. 18563]. •Synonym of Lutjanus purpureus (Poey 1866) -- (Gomes et al. 2012:979 [ref. 32654] [but applied no date to campechanus]; still a synonym of campechanus (Poey 1860)). •Valid as Lutjanus campechanus (Poey 1860) -- (Rivas 1966:122 [ref. 23910], Allen 1985:68 [ref. 6843], Robins & Ray 1986:171 [ref. 23100], Potthoff et al. 1988:1 [ref. 11833], Boschung 1992:136 [ref. 23239], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:305 [ref. 24550], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:161 [ref. 27754], Anderson 2003:1492 [ref. 27091], Nelson et al. 2004:142 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:326 [ref. 28815], Moura & Lindeman 2007:38 [ref. 29018], Page et al. 2013:147 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:51 [ref. 33341], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:346 [ref. 36407], Da Silva et al. 2020:2 [ref. 37746], Carvalho-Filho et al. in Marceniuk et al. 2021:581 [ref. 38945], Marval-Rodríguez et al. 2022:10 [ref. 39188], Carvalho-Filho 2023:158 [ref. 40480], Ceríaco et al. 2023:60 [ref. 40710], Simian et al. 2022:376 [ref. 40776]). Current status: Valid as Lutjanus campechanus (Poey 1860). Lutjanidae: Lutjaninae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: Newfoundland (Canada) and Saint Pierre et Miquelon (France) south to Bahia (Brazil), including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea. Habitat: marine.


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