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africana, Clupea Bloch [M. E.] 1795:45, Pl. 407 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 9; ref. 464] Red Sea? (probably erroneous, original from Accra, Ghana, eastern Atlantic Ocean). Lectotype: ZMB 3874 (ca 154 mm). Paralectotypes: ZMB 3874 (1 of 2). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:64 [ref. 24282]. On p. 36 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 12 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype established by Whitehead 1969:268 by use of holotype; also treated as such by Paepke 1999:64 [ref. 24282]. •Valid as Ilisha africana (Bloch 1795) -- (Poll et al. 1984:44 [ref. 6172], Whitehead 1985:263 [ref. 5141], Whitehead 1990:226 [ref. 14039], Teugels in Lévêque et al. 1990:112 [ref. 21589], Munroe 2016:1719 [ref. 34560]). Current status: Valid as Ilisha africana (Bloch 1795). Pristigasteridae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic. Habitat: brackish, marine.