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declivis, Achirus achirus Chabanaud [P.] 1940:89 [Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 2) v. 12 (no. 2); ref. 13166] Gulf of Paria, between Trinidad Island, West Indies and Venezuela. Holotype: BMNH 1931.12.5.175. Paratypes: (23) BMNH 1845.2.21.29, 1847.4.24.24, 1862.1.30.45, 1862.11.23.38, 1869.2.25.9, 1871.11.20.28, 1891.7.13.1, 1892.6.8.8, 1909.2.26.11, 1931.12.5.176-178 (3), 1930.9.4.24-25 (2), 1932.2.8.44-45 (2); MNHN 0000-1303 (4), 0000-3332 (1), 0000-3345 (1), A.-8751 (1). Type catalog: Desoutter et al. 2001:316 [ref. 25922] with 7 of 12 paratypes found at MNHN. •Valid as Achirus declivis Chabanaud 1940 -- (Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:249 [ref. 22947], Munroe 2003:1928 [ref. 27118], Ramos in Menezes et al. 2003:106 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:68 [ref. 27621], Dennis et al. 2004:83 [ref. 31601], Ramos et al. 2009:61 [ref. 30194], Angulo et al. 2013:1010 [ref. 33194], Costa et al. 2017:46 [ref. 35684], Spier et al. 2018:18 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:7 [ref. 36717], Angulo 2021:11 [ref. 38913], Rotundo et al. in Marceniuk et al. 2021:398 [ref. 38945]). Current status: Valid as Achirus declivis Chabanaud 1940. Achiridae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.


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