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melanopterus, Gerres Bleeker [P.] 1863:44, Pl. 8 (fig. 1) [Natuurkundige Verhandelingen van de Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen te Haarlem (Ser. 2) v. 18 (1862); ref. 395] Guinea. Holotype (unique): RMNH 5402. Holotype figured by Boeseman 1963:Pl. 5 (fig. 1) [ref. 21734]. •Valid as Gerres melanopterus Bleeker 1863 -- (Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:692 [ref. 21590], Reiner 2019:209 [ref. 38139]). •Valid as Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker 1863) -- (Pezold & Edwards 1983:104 [ref. 37431], Robins & Ray 1986:176 [ref. 23100], Roux 1986:325 [ref. 6209], Roux 1990:781 [ref. 18781], Cervigón 1992:327 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:170 [ref. 24474], Poll & Gosse 1995:117 [ref. 24781], Greenfield & Thomerson 1997:171 [ref. 22947], Bussing 1998:287 [ref. 24179], Aguilera 1998:50 [ref. 24221], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:312 [ref. 24550], Afonso et al. 1999:74 [ref. 25466], Claro et al. 2000:22 [ref. 26458], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:161 [ref. 27754], Camargo & Isaac 2001:142 [ref. 27639], Schiwok & Bork 2002:34 [ref. 25833], Gilmore & Greenfield 2003:1518 [ref. 27093], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:84 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:36 [ref. 27621], Nelson et al. 2004:144 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:355 [ref. 28815], Miller 2006:348 [ref. 28615], Wirtz et al. 2007:34 [ref. 30263], Matamoros et al. 2009:18 [ref. 31241], García-Hernández et al. 2009:93 [ref. 37265], Angulo et al. 2013:1001 [ref. 33194], Delpiani et al. 2013:1149 [ref. 36624], Di Dario et al. 2013:264 [ref. 37503], Page et al. 2013:148 [ref. 32708], Catelani et al. 2014:932 [ref. 37496], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2549 [ref. 34618], Raz-Guzmán et al. 2018:346 [ref. 36407], Spier et al. 2018:12 [ref. 36103], Almeida & Alves 2019:270 [ref. 37509], Ribeiro et al. 2019:7 [ref. 36717]). Current status: Valid as Eucinostomus melanopterus (Bleeker 1863). Gerreidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic: New Jersey (U.S.A.) south to Mar del Plata (Argentina), including Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea, but absent from insular locations; eastern Atlantic: Senegal south to Angola, including Cape Verde Islands, and São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.