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auriga, Pagrus Valenciennes [A.] 1843:34 [Ichthyologie des ├«les Canaries v. 2 (pt 2); ref. 4502] Canary Islands, eastern Atlantic. Holotype: MNHN A-3830 (dry). Paratypes: MNHN A-0682 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:54 [ref. 20898]. •Synonym of Sparus caeruleostictus (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Tortonese 1973:405 [ref. 7192]). •Valid as Argyrops auriga (Valenciennes 1843) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:122 [ref. 19754]). •Valid as Pagrus auriga Valenciennes 1843 -- (Bauchot & Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1986:902 [ref. 13676], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:807 [ref. 18793], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:163 [ref. 25472], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:96 [ref. 26753], Fricke et al. 2007:88 [ref. 29533], Wirtz et al. 2013:126 [ref. 32972] needs confirmation, Bañón et al. 2014:323 [ref. 33674], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2609 [ref. 34618], Freitas et al. 2018:77 [ref. 36259], Martins & Carneiro 2018:137 [ref. 36550]). Current status: Valid as Pagrus auriga Valenciennes 1843. Sparidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, eastern Atlantic: Spain south to Angola, including Madeira and Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: marine.