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micropterus, Exocoetus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:127, Pl. 563 [not 529] [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] King George Sound, Western Australia. Lectotype: MNHN A-9925. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-3408 to 3409 (1, 1), B-0840 (1). Type catalog: Bruun 1937:186 [ref. 12982], Collette et al. 1997:20 [ref. 22813]. Lectotype established by Bruun 1937:186 [ref. 12982]. •Valid as Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes 1847), subspecies micropterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Parin et al. 1980:149 [ref. 6895], Collette & Su 1986:286 [ref. 5998], Collette 1999:2196 [ref. 24785], Nakabo 2000:552 [ref. 25086], Collette in Randall & Lim 2000:599 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:552 [ref. 26001], Myers & Donaldson 2003:615 [ref. 27495], Collette 2004:13, 26 [ref. 27583], Mundy 2005:290 [ref. 28379], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:82 [ref. 31256], Yoshida et al. 2013:61 [ref. 34464], Fourriére et al. 2016:456 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:607 [ref. 34923]). •Valid as Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:80 [ref. 6441], Collette 1986:391 [ref. 5647], Robins & Ray 1986:103 [ref. 23100], Paxton et al. 1989:339 [ref. 12442], Boschung 1992:83 [ref. 23239], Allen & Robertson 1994:89 [ref. 22193], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:1181 [ref. 22829], Randall 1995:88 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:178 [ref. 27969], La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:190 [ref. 24545] as micorpterus, Grove & Lavenberg 1997:264 [ref. 24023], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:963 [ref. 23897], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:113 [ref. 24555], Fricke 1999:120 [ref. 24106], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:154 [ref. 27754], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:69 [ref. 27192], Lobel & Lobel 2004:69 [ref. 27576] as Oxyporhampus, Nelson et al. 2004:100 [ref. 27807], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Paxton et al. 2006:737 [ref. 28994], Page et al. 2013:102 [ref. 32708], Fricke et al. 2014:39 [ref. 33932], Struthers 2015:968 [ref. 34261], Fricke et al. 2018:105 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:79 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes 1847). Hemiramphidae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands and Baja California (Mexico) to Peru, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, New Zealand region and Tonga. Habitat: marine.