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melanochira, Belone Poey [F.] 1860:294 [Memorias sobre la historia natural de la Isla de Cuba v. 2; ref. 3499] Cuba. Holotype (unique): MCZ 624. Type catalog: Howell Rivero 1938:179 [ref. 22926], Paepke & Seegers 1986:146 [ref. 19981], Collette et al. 1992:3 [ref. 19410]. MCZ 72048 [ex MCZ 624] (1), USNM 4744 (1), ZMB 5467 (1) were listed as syntypes previously, but the original description was based on a single specimen. •Synonym of Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821), subspecies crocodilus -- (Collette & Parin 1970:52 [ref. 7415], Collette & Parin 1990:597 [ref. 16473], Paugy in Lévêque et al. 1992:584 [ref. 21590], Collette 2003:11 [ref. 27306]). •Synonym of Tylosurus crocodilus (Péron & Lesueur 1821). Current status: Synonym of Tylosurus crocodilus (PĂ©ron & Lesueur 1821). Belonidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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