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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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maculatum, Ophidium Tschudi [J. J. von] 1846:29, Pl. 5 [Untersuchungen ├╝ber die Fauna Peruana; ref. 4469] Coast between Callao and Huacho, Peru. Holotype (unique): ZMB 2336. Type catalog: Kottelat 1987:52 [ref. 25858]. Objectively invalid, preoccupied by Ophidium maculatum Rafinesque 1810; petition is pending, so we are treating it as valid for the time being. •Valid as Genypterus maculatus (Tschudi 1846) -- (Pequeño 1989:48 [ref. 14125], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:224 [ref. 24555], Robins in Nielsen et al. 1999:29, 33 [ref. 24448], Barriga Salazar 2014:104 [ref. 35745], Siccha-Ramirez et al. 2023:149 [ref. 40816]). 1┬░Homonym. Current status: Valid as Genypterus maculatus (Tschudi 1846). Ophidiidae: Ophidiinae. Distribution: Southeastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.

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