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Pelates Cuvier [G.] 1829:148 Masc. Pelates quadrilineatus Cuvier 1829. Type by subsequent designation. One unavailable species listed in footnote; fuller description and 3 species in Cuvier & Valenciennes (Apr.) 1829:145-148 [ref. 4879]. Type apparently designated by Bleeker (not researched). Declarede a nomen protectum by Kottelat 2013:369. •Synonym of T[h]erapon Cuvier 1816 -- (Mees & Kailola 1977:32 [ref. 5183]). •Valid as Mesopristes Bleeker 1872 -- (Vari 1978:270 [ref. 4514], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:174 [ref. 6441], Vari 1986:304 [ref. 6205] and Paxton et al. 1989:534 [ref. 12442] and Allen 1991:126 [ref. 21090] but with date as Bleeker 1845 and type as macracanthus, Vari 2001:3306 [ref. 26126], Yoshino et al. 2002:234 [ref. 26332], Allen et al. 2006:1337 [ref. 29004]). •Valid as Pelates Cuvier 1829 -- (Tortonese 1973:363 [ref. 7192], Vari 1978:249 [ref. 4514], Akazaki in Masuda et al. 1984:174 [ref. 6441] as Pelatus, Ben-Tuvia in Whitehead et al. 1986:797 [ref. 13676], Heemstra 1986:543 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:534 [ref. 12442], Gomon et al. 1994:560 [ref. 22532], Lee & Tsai 1999:279 [ref. 24218], Vari 2001:3306 [ref. 26126], Allen & Gomon 2008:618 [ref. 30653], Kottelat 2013:369 [ref. 32989], Motomura et al. 2017:175 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:244 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:70 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:200 [ref. 36673], Yoshigou 2019:122 [ref. 36562]). Current status: Valid as Pelates Cuvier 1829. Terapontidae.