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melanoptera, Trachinus (Alepes) Swainson [W.] 1839:248 [The natural history and classification v. 2; ref. 4303] Vizagapatam, India. No types known. Based on Russ. pl. 155 (Evori. Parah.) -- which is Russell 1803:Pl. 155 [ref. 13862]. Smith-Vaniz pers. communication 5/12/2016 says does not occur in Hawaiian Islands. •Valid as Trachinus melanoptera Swainson 1839 -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:212 [ref. 19754]). •Valid as Alepes melanoptera (Swainson 1839) -- (Randall 1995:174 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:421 [ref. 27969], Carpenter et al. 1997:156 [ref. 23922], Smith-Vaniz 1999:2689 [ref. 24833], Smith-Vaniz in Randall & Lim 2000:615 [ref. 25122], Allen & Adrim 2003:37 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S107 [ref. 27377], Springer & Smith-Vaniz 2008:29 [ref. 31826], Kimura 2009:117 [ref. 30425], Yoshida et al. 2013:116 [ref. 34464], Psomadakis et al. 2015:216 [ref. 34104], Motomura et al. 2017:105 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:322 [ref. 36183], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:127 [ref. 36460], Eagderi et al. 2019:46 [ref. 37020]). Current status: Valid as Alepes melanoptera (Swainson 1839). Carangidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Persian Gulf east to Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: brackish, marine.