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cervinus, Charax Lowe [R. T.] 1838:177 [Transactions of the Zoological Society of London v. 2 (pt 3, art. 14); ref. 2831] Lanzarote, Canary Islands [eastern Atlantic]. Neotype: BMNH 1859.5.4.4 [or 1859.5.4.1]. Neotype designated by Bauchot & Daget 1971:321 [ref. 23129]. •Valid as Diplodus cervinus (Lowe 1838) -- (Tortonese 1973:409 [ref. 7192], Bauchot & Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1986:892 [ref. 13676], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:796 [ref. 18793], Randall 1995:225 [ref. 22896], Arruda 1997:89 [ref. 24952], Fricke 1999:293 [ref. 24106], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:92 [ref. 26753] but as a valid subspecies, Golani 2005:42 [ref. 37112], Fricke et al. 2007:87 [ref. 29533], Casu et al. 2009:142 [ref. 30209] as a subspecies, Fricke et al. 2016:13 [ref. 34520], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2593 [ref. 34618] as a valid subspecies, Golani et al. 2017:529 [ref. 35726] hybrid with D. cervinus x D. levantinus, also valid, Martins & Carneiro 2018:153 [ref. 36550], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:97 [ref. 36864], Parenti 2019:80 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Diplodus cervinus (Lowe 1838). Sparidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay south to South Africa, including Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: marine.