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Bagre marinus (Mitchill, 1815)

Silurus marinus Mitchill, 1815: 433. Type locality: New York , U.S.A. No types known.

Galeichthys parrae ZBK Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 33. Type locality: New York, New Orleans and Charlestown , U.S.A. ; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Syntypes : MNHN 1565 , New Orleans ; MNHN A-8988 , New York ; MNHN A-9367 (dry), New York ; MNHN B-0056 , New York ; MNHN B-0074 , Brazil .

Galeichthys blochii ZBK Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes, 1840b: 44. Type locality: Surinam and Bahia , Brazil . No types known.

Galeichthys bahiensis ZBK Castelnau, 1855: 37, pl. 18 (fig. 1). Type locality: Bahia , Brazil . Holotype : MNHN B-692 .

Aelurichthys longispinis ZBK Günther , 1864: 178. Type Locality: South America and Mexico. Syntypes: BMNH 1976.2.18.1 ; BMNH 1976.2.18.2 .

FIGURE 15. Bagre bagre , MZUSP 35843. Dorsal view of neurocranium. Scale bar = 10 mm. FR - frontal; LET - lateral ethmoid; MS - mesethmoid; OTP - occipital process; PB - posterior branch.

FIGURE 16. Bagre bagre , MZUSP 35843. Lateral view of infraorbital series. Scale bar = 4 mm. AIN - anterior infraorbital; PIN - posterior infraorbital.

FIGURE 17. Bagre bagre , MZUSP 35843. Mesial view of maxillary. Scale bar = 4 mm. MXC - maxillary condyle.

FIGURE 18. Bagre bagre , MZUSP 35843. Dorsal (A) and mesial (B) views of palatine. Scale bar = 4 mm. AC - anterior cartilage; AF - articulation facet; LBC - lower bony crest.

Distribution: Eastern America.

Countries: United States, Mexico, Cuba, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guyana and Brazil.

Habitat: Marine and brackish waters.

Maximum size: 380 mm TL.

Material examined: AMNH 52052 (8 al, 139-163 mm TL), USA , Alabama , Mobile Dauphin Island and Vicinity ; MZUSP 22201 (2 al) (1 c&s), without collecting data ; MZUSP 24489 (1 al), Brazil , São Paulo , Ubatuba, Ponta Grossa .

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