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melanura, Clupea Cuvier [G.] 1829:318 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Vanikoro Island, Santa Cruz Islands, southwestern Pacific. Neotype: MNHN 0000-3233. Non-types: MNHN B-3090 [ex MNHN 0000-3233] (2). Type catalog: Whitehead & Bauchot 1986:11 [ref. 9739]. Available from footnote as, "Cl. melanura, N., Lacéd., V, xi, 3, sous le nom de Clupanodon Jussieu, mais la description se rapporte à la fig. xi, 3, nommée variété du clupanodon chinois." Neotype designated by Whitehead 1967:62 [ref. 6464]. •Valid as Sardinella melanura (Cuvier 1829) -- (Dor 1984:42 [ref. 29757], Whitehead 1985:108 [ref. 5141], Randall 1995:65 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:113 [ref. 27969], Carpenter et al. 1997:112 [ref. 23922], Fricke 1999:75 [ref. 24106], Munroe et al. 1999:1815 [ref. 24728], Nakabo 2000:245 [ref. 25086], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:139 [ref. 27511], Motomura et al. 2001:83 [ref. 25595], Sakai et al. 2001:86 [ref. 25693], Zhang 2001:77 [ref. 26586], Nakabo 2002:245 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S96 [ref. 27377], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:56 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:333 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2009:22 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:355 [ref. 31242], Psomadakis et al. 2015:154 [ref. 34104], Stern et al. 2016:18 [ref. 34733], Fricke et al. 2018:56 [ref. 35805], Eagderi et al. 2019:27 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:57 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Sardinella melanura (Cuvier 1829). Clupeidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Persian Gulf, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to northern Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to Dampier Archipelago (Western Australia), Queensland (Australia) south to 23°03'S and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.