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obtusirostris, Exocoetus Günther [A.] 1866:283 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 6; ref. 1983] Cape Verde Islands; New Orleans, Louisiana; India and the open sea [evidently not this species]. Syntypes: (13+) BMNH 1845.3.19.139-141 (3), 1845.6.21.14 (1), 1845.11.9.95 (1) New Orleans, 1849.9.22.6 (1) (India), 1862.8.14.48 (1) open sea, 1864.4.18.2 (1), 1864.6.6.51 (1) Cape Verde Is., 1865.1.17.9-10 (2), 1866.4.10.2 (1). The description was evidently based on the specimen from the Cape Verde Islands (BMNH 1864.6.6.51) which Parin & Shakhovskoy 2000:S51 [ref. 25770] regarded as the holotype, but it is correctly regarded as the described syntype as no holotype was established in the original description. •Valid as Exocoetus obtusirostris Günther 1866 -- (Parin 1973:263 [ref. 7191], Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:616 [ref. 13676], Robins & Ray 1986:103 [ref. 23100], Paxton et al. 1989:333 [ref. 12442], Pequeño 1989:50 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:143 [ref. 24556], Parin & Gibbs 1990:587 [ref. 16545], Cervigón 1991:214 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:82 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:319 [ref. 23827], Parin in Fischer et al. 1995:1100 [ref. 22829], Parin 1996:301 [ref. 23179], Santos et al. 1997:68 [ref. 23531], Arruda 1997:63 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:948 [ref. 23897], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:176 [ref. 24555], Porteiro et al. 1999:41 [ref. 24203], Parin 1999:2176 [ref. 24786], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:172 [ref. 25013], Randall 1999:8 [ref. 25829], Parin & Shakhovskoy 2000:S51 [ref. 25770], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:176 [ref. 26753], Parin 2003:1127 [ref. 27018], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:68 [ref. 27192], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Nelson et al. 2004:100 [ref. 27807], Dennis et al. 2004:73 [ref. 31601], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:35 [ref. 36649], Fricke et al. 2011:370 [ref. 31242], Page et al. 2013:101 [ref. 32708], Wirtz et al. 2013:120 [ref. 32972], Parin & Shakhovskoy 2016:2146 [ref. 34602], Lewallen et al. 2017:1753 [ref. 35395], Shakhovskoy 2018:44 [ref. 36429], Brown et al. 2019:165 [ref. 36444]). Current status: Valid as Exocoetus obtusirostris Günther 1866. Exocoetidae. Distribution: Atlantic: north to 41°N, south to 40°30'S (including Mediterranean Sea). Habitat: marine.