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baelama, Clupea Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:72, xiii [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] No locality stated (Red Sea). No types known. Originally Clupea baelama, encrasicolus ? on p, 72, Clupea encrasicolus on p. xiii. Also spelled boelama by authors. We assume encrasicolus refers to Linnaeus 1758 and that baelama is an available name. •Valid as Thrissina baelama (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:44 [ref. 29757], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:123 [ref. 27511], Zhang 2001:147 [ref. 26586], Kottelat 2013:56 [ref. 32989], Miesen et al. 2016:83 [ref. 34492]). •Valid as Thryssa baelama (Forsskål 1775) -- (Whitehead et al. 1988:425 [ref. 5725], Paxton et al. 1989:162 [ref. 12442], Kottelat et al. 1993:23 [ref. 23448], Krishnan & Mishra 1994:276 [ref. 24014], Goren & Dor 1994:11 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:71 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:133 [ref. 27969], Carpenter et al. 1997:118 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:34 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:495 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:62 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:79 [ref. 24106], Wongratana et al. 1999:1744 [ref. 24719], Nakabo 2000:250 [ref. 25086], Munroe & Nizinski in Randall & Lim 2000:588 [ref. 25122], Sakai et al. 2001:86 [ref. 25693], Hutchins 2001:18 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:250 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:15 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:7 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:59 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:316 [ref. 28995], Fricke et al. 2009:21 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2011:355 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:32 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:24 [ref. 33932], Fricke et al. 2018:52 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:32 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:56 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Thryssa baelama (Forsskål 1775). Engraulidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Caroline Islands (Micronesia) and Mariana Islands, Samoa and Tonga, north to Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) at 16°30'S, and New Caledonia. Habitat: brackish, marine.