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alexandrinus, Gallus Geoffroy St. Hilaire [E.] 1817:no page number, Pl. 22 (fig. 2) [Poissons du Nil v. 1 (part 1); ref. 4184] Egypt, eastern Mediterranean Sea. Holotype (unique): not found at MNHN. Type catalog: Smith-Vaniz et al. 1979:39 [ref. 12247]. As Vomer alexandrinus in Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1827:321 [ref. 4186]. The genus Alectis is feminine, so the spelling alexandrina is correct. •Valid as Scyris alexandrina (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817) -- (Hureau & Tortonese 1973:378 [ref. 7198]). •Valid as Alectis alexandrinus (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817) -- (Smith-Vaniz in Whitehead et al. 1986:820 [ref. 13676], Daget & Smith-Vaniz 1986:308 [ref. 6207], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1990:729 [ref. 18644], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:674 [ref. 21590], Afonso et al. 1999:73 [ref. 25466], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:83 [ref. 26753], Fricke et al. 2007:83 [ref. 29533], Wirtz et al. 2007:31 [ref. 30263], Springer & Smith-Vaniz 2008:29 [ref. 31826], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:44 [ref. 36649], Smith-Vaniz in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2470 [ref. 34618], Artüz & Fricke 2019:556 [ref. 36612], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:97 [ref. 36864]). Current status: Valid as Alectis alexandrina (Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1817). Carangidae. Distribution: Southern Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, eastern Atlantic: Morocco south to Angola. Habitat: marine.