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rupestris, Dentex Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:231 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Syntypes: MNHN A-0784 (1, dry), A-8147 (1, dry), A-8148 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:49-50 [ref. 20898]. •Valid as Petrus rupestris (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Smith & Smith 1986:589 [ref. 5710], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:230 [ref. 28072], Parenti 2019:61 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Petrus rupestris (Valenciennes 1830). Sparidae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Mossel Bay to KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). Habitat: marine.