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decadactylus, Polynemus Bloch [M. E.] 1795:26, Pl. 401 [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 9; ref. 464] Guinea. Holotype (unique): ZMB 569 (1, poor condition). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:116 [ref. 24282]. On p. 18 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 12 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Galeoides decadactylus (Bloch 1795) -- (Monod 1973:575 [ref. 7193], Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1986:1205 [ref. 13677], Daget & Njock 1986:352 [ref. 6216], Njock 1990:865 [ref. 18540], Daget in Lévêque et al. 1992:793 [ref. 21590], Afonso et al. 1999:75 [ref. 25466], Motomura et al. 2001:269 [ref. 25705], Motomura 2004:4 [ref. 27601], Motomura 2004:31 [ref. 27970], Snoeks & Vreven 2007:445 [ref. 30079], Wirtz et al. 2007:35 [ref. 30263], Wirtz et al. 2013:127 [ref. 32972], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Motomura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2624 [ref. 34618], Kang et al. 2017:[2] [ref. 35524], Almeida & Alves 2019:271 [ref. 37509]). Current status: Valid as Galeoides decadactylus (Bloch 1795). Polynemidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Morocco south to Namibia, including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: brackish, marine.