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porosissimus, Batrachus Cuvier [G.] 1829:254 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Coast of South America. No types known. Available from footnote as, "Batr. porosissimus, N., Nigui, Margr., 178, ou deuxième niqui de Pison, 295." See also Cuvier & Valenciennes 1837:501 [ref. 1006] for which there are MNHN specimens available; Gilbert 1966:697 [ref. 7893] designated one of these as lectotype for that description. •Valid as Porichthys porosissimus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Herrera 1896:66 [ref. 39336], Gilbert 1968:687 [ref. 7893], Menni & Miquelarena 1976:214 [ref. 31498], Inada in Nakamura et al. 1986:156 [ref. 14235], Andreata & Séret 1996:584 [ref. 16204] with author and date as Valenciennes 1837, Menezes & de Figueiredo 1998:344 [ref. 23682], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:152 [ref. 27754], Camargo & Isaac 2001:139 [ref. 27639] as Valenciennes 1837, López et al. 2002:64 [ref. 26808], Collette 2003:1040 [ref. 26981], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:63 [ref. 27192] as Valenciennes 1837, Greenfield et al. 2008:674 [ref. 30046] with author as Valenciennes 1837, Mabragaña et al. 2011:table S2 [ref. 31800], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Fabiano et al. 2014:8 [ref. 33530], Pinheiro et al. 2015:9 [ref. 34324], Nión et al. 2016:41 [ref. 35565], Spier et al. 2018:8 [ref. 36103], Ribeiro et al. 2019:4 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Porichthys porosissimus (Cuvier 1829). Batrachoididae: Porichthyinae. Distribution: Southwestern Atlantic: Brazil south to Argentina. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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