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Brachirus (subgenus of Solea) Swainson [W.] 1839:187, 303 Masc. Pleuronectes orientalis Bloch & Schneider 1801. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Swain 1882:281 [ref. 5966]. Not Brachirus or Brachyrus Swainson 1838:71, 264 (= Dendrochirus Swainson). Regarded as preoccupied by Brachirus Swainson, replaced by Synaptura Cantor 1849; but see Kottelat 1998:120 [ref. 23436]. •In the synonymy of Synaptura Cantor 1849 -- (Desoutter 1986:431 [ref. 6212]). •Valid as Brachirus Swainson 1839 -- (Li & Wang 1995:304 [ref. 16193], Kottelat 1998:120 [ref. 23436], Munroe 2001:3880 [ref. 26314], Ataur Rahman 2003:41[ref. 31338], Hoese & Bray 2006:1844 [ref. 29000], Gomon 2008:818 [ref. 30616], Coad 2010:268 [ref. 36620], Kottelat 2013:464 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:372 [ref. 35805], Voronina 2019:418 [ref. 36809]). Current status: Valid as Brachirus Swainson 1839. Soleidae.