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commerson, Scomber Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1800:598, 600, Pl. 20 (fig. 1) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 2; ref. 2709] No locality stated. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot & Blanc 1961 [ref. 20733] and Blanc & Bauchot 1964:444, Figs. 4-7 [ref. 20804] as "neosyntypes"; Collette 1966:369 [ref. 14641] recognized that they were not types. Based on a Commerson drawing. Also appeared in Sonnini 1803:283, 287 (vol. 7) [ref. 30473]. As Scomber commersoni in Bloch & Schneider 1801:545 [ref. 471], Scomber commersonii in Shaw 1803:589, and Cybium commersonii in Cuvier in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831. •Valid as Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède 1800) -- (Postel 1973:473 [ref. 7208], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1975:286 [ref. 7348] and Kyushin et al. 1977:316 [ref. 19756] as commersoni, Collette & Russo 1980:249 [ref. 8727], Kyushin et al. 1982:248 [ref. 19754], Collette & Nauen 1983:63 [ref. 5375], Collette & Russo 1985:622 [ref. 5221], Dor 1984:264 [ref. 29757], Nakamura in Masuda et al. 1984:225 [ref. 6441], Collette in Whitehead et al. 1986:992 [ref. 13676], Collette 1986:836 [ref. 5647], Allen & Swainston 1988:144 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:65 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:448 [ref. 15987], Gomon et al. 1994:825 [ref. 22532], Goren & Dor 1994:70 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:375 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:515 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:232 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:225 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:159 [ref. 26476] as commersoni, Randall et al. 1997:448 [ref. 25919], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Myers 1999:278 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:565 [ref. 24106], Mishra & Srinivasan 1999:252 [ref. 24754], Johnson 1999:751 [ref. 25471], Collette in Randall & Lim 2000:643 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1351 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:447 [ref. 25191], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:104 [ref. 26368], Collette 2001:3743 [ref. 26305] dated 1801, Collette et al. 2001:2 [ref. 25629], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:145 [ref. 26753], Nakabo 2002:1351 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:418, 674 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:63 [ref. 26830], Collette 2003:10 [ref. 27312], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S121 [ref. 27377], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:212 [ref. 27510] dated 1801, Randall et al. 2004:30 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:419 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:611 [ref. 28239], Bray et al. 2006:1775 [ref. 29091], Fricke et al. 2007:111 [ref. 29533], Gomon 2008:787 [ref. 30616], Fricke et al. 2009:112 [ref. 30213], Kimura 2009:312 [ref. 30426], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1041 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:218 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:204 [ref. 34464], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:430 [ref. 33460], Fricke et al. 2014:188 [ref. 33932], Psomadakis et al. 2015:316 [ref. 34104], Collette in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2915 [ref. 34618], Koeda et al. 2016:106 [ref. 35333], Motomura et al. 2017:215 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:341 [ref. 36183], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[22] 260 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:363 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:171 [ref. 36273], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:278 [ref. 36460], Brown et al. 2019:173 [ref. 36444], Hoschke et al. 2019:160 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Scomberomorus commerson (Lacepède 1800). Scombridae: Scombrinae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar, western Mascarenes and Persian Gulf, east to Palau and Fiji, north to Korea and southern Japan, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia and Lord Howe Island; southern central Atlantic: Saint Helena Island; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.