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melanurus, Sparus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:278 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea. No types known. The specific name melanurus [black tail] is an indeclinable noun. •Valid as Oblada melanurus (Linnaeus 1758) (often seen as melanura) -- (Tortonese 1973:411 [ref. 7192], Bauchot & Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1986:897 [ref. 13676], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:803 [ref. 18793], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:94 [ref. 26753], Parin 2003:S11 [ref. 28536], Golani 2005:43 [ref. 37112] as melanura, Fricke et al. 2007:88 [ref. 29533], Vasil'eva 2007:101 [ref. 30517], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:48 [ref. 36649], Wirtz et al. 2013:126 [ref. 32972], Parin et al. 2014:369 [ref. 33547], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2602 [ref. 34618], Martins & Carneiro 2018:151 [ref. 36550], Artüz & Fricke 2019:557 [ref. 36612], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:98 [ref. 36864], Parenti 2019:51 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Oblada melanurus (Linnaeus 1758). Sparidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay south to Angola, including Madeira and Canary Islands. Habitat: brackish, marine.