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laticeps, Aetobatis Gill [T. N.] 1865:137 [Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York v. 8 (art. 13); ref. 1712] California, U.S.A. Holotype (unique): USNM. •Synonym of Aetobatus narinari (Euphrasen 1790) -- (Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:77 [ref. 24550]). •Probably valid -- (White et al. 2010:145 [ref. 30856], White & Moore 2013:199 [ref. 33040], Weigmann 2016:148 [ref. 34211]). •Valid as Aetobatus laticeps (Gill 1865) -- (White et al. 2013:1 [ref. 33115], Palacios-Salgado et al. 2014:236 [ref. 36362], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:133 [ref. 34398], Last & Yearsley 2016:7 [ref. 34940], White & Naylor 2016:436 [ref. 34575] in Aetobatidae, Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:606 [ref. 34923], White & Last 2016:728 [ref. 35016], Ehemann et al. 2018:26 [ref. 36194], Calle-Morán et al. 2020:247 [ref. 37881], Bessudo et al. 2021:[3] 1771 [ref. 39107], González-Acosta et al. 2021:8 [ref. 38361], Love et al. 2021:29 [ref. 39279]). Current status: Valid as Aetobatus laticeps (Gill 1865). Aetobatidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of southern Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Paru, including Gulf of California (Mexico), Malpelo Island (Colombia) and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: brackish, marine.


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