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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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praeorbitalis, Dentex Günther [A.] 1859:368 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 1; ref. 1961] Cape seas, South Africa. Holotype (unique): BMNH uncat. (stuffed, not seen). Also listed was Plate XXIII. fig. A, but on preface p. vi it is stated, "The Plates referred to, and executed by Mr. Ford, will be published as a separate volume." •Valid as Polysteganus praeorbitalis (Günther 1859) -- (Smith & Smith 1986:591 [ref. 5710], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:232 [ref. 28072], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2011:16 [ref. 31500], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2015:146 [ref. 34109], Fricke et al. 2018:220 [ref. 35805], Parenti 2019:62 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Polysteganus praeorbitalis (Günther 1859). Sparidae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Algoa Bay (South Africa) to Beira (Mozambique); Madagascar. Habitat: marine.