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argalus, Belona Lesueur [C. A.] 1821:125, Unnumbered plate (apparently 10) [Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia v. 2 (pt 1); ref. 13274] Guadeloupe Island, West Indies, western Atlantic. No types known. •Status uncertain -- (Mees 1962:70 [ref. 13277]). •Valid as Platybelone argalus (Lesueur 1821) [sometimes as a valid subspecies] -- (Collette & Berry 1965:391 [ref. 13367], Parin 1967:11 [ref. 10272] as argala, Collette & Parin 1970:27 [ref. 7415], Parin 1973:260 [ref. 7191], Masuda et al. 1984:78 [ref. 6441], Dor 1984:64 [ref. 29757], Collette & Parin in Whitehead et al. 1986:607 [ref. 13676], Robins & Ray 1986:106 [ref. 23100], Paxton et al. 1989:342 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:144 [ref. 24556], Cervigón 1991:228 [ref. 24472], Boschung 1992:84 [ref. 23239], Cervigón 1992:269 [ref. 23827], Francis 1993:159 [ref. 25479], Bussing & López S. 1994:78 [ref. 23101], Goren & Dor 1994:16 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:86 [ref. 22896], Santos et al. 1997:67 [ref. 23531], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:69 [ref. 24545] as argatus, Grove & Lavenberg 1997:267 [ref. 24023], Carpenter et al. 1997:128 [ref. 23922], Arruda 1997:62 [ref. 24952], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:935 [ref. 23897], Fricke 1999:116 [ref. 24106], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:207 [ref. 24550], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:166 [ref. 25013], Allen 2000:85 [ref. 37268], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:153 [ref. 27754], Lovejoy & Collette 2001:329 [ref. 25232], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Collette et al. 2003:102 [ref. 26784], Collette 2003:1108 [ref. 26981], Collette 2003:4, 13 [ref. 27306], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:67 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:14 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:99 [ref. 27807], Randall 2005:80 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:281 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:716 [ref. 28995], Randall 2007:138 [ref. 30952], Allen & Erdmann 2012:165 [ref. 31980], Page et al. 2013:102 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:32 [ref. 33341], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:111 [ref. 36167], Pinheiro et al. 2015:10 [ref. 34324], Psomadakis et al. 2015:175 [ref. 34104], Struthers 2015:951 [ref. 34261], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:145 [ref. 34871], Collette 2016:2124 [ref. 34601], Collette & Bemis 2019:12 [ref. 37342], Psomadakis et al. 2020:335 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Platybelone argalus (Lesueur 1821). Belonidae. Distribution: Circumglobal in tropical seas. 5-7 subspecies recognized by some authors. Habitat: brackish, marine.