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Synaptura Cantor [T. E.] 1849:1204 [222] Fem. Pleuronectes orientalis Swainson 1839 (= Pleuronectes orientalis Bloch & Schneider 1801). Type by being a replacement name. Replacement for Brachirus Swainson 1839 [p. 303, not p. 71, a scorpaenid], not preoccupied by Brachyurus [and not preoccupied by Brachirus Swainson in Scorpaenidae]. On page 222 of separate. •Synonym of Brachirus Swainson 1839 -- (Desoutter et al. 2001:326 [ref. 25559] but stating that they will petition the ICZN to retain Synaptura with a different type species). •Valid as Synaptura Cantor 1849 -- (Torchio 1973:634 [ref. 6892], Ochiai in Masuda et al. 1984:354 [ref. 6441], Heemstra & Gon 1986:873 [ref. 5665], Quéro et al. in Whitehead et al. 1986:1323 [ref. 13677], Desoutter 1986:431 [ref. 6212], Kottelat 1989:20 [ref. 13605], Ataur Rahman 1989:27 [ref. 24860], Desoutter in Lévêque et al. 1992:864 [ref. 21590], Lindberg & Fedorov 1993:187 [ref. 21500], Gomon et al. 1994:861 [ref. 22532], Munroe 2001:3880 [ref. 26314]). •Synonym of Brachirus Swainson 1839 -- (Hoese & Bray 2006:1844 [ref. 29000]). •In the synonymy of Dagetichthys Stauch & Blanc 1964 -- (Vachon et al. 2008:9 [ref. 32765]). Current status: Synonym of Dagetichthys Stauch & Blanc 1964. Soleidae.