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punctata, Clupea Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1837:78, Pl. 21 (fig. 2) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 567. Paralectotypes: SMF 4649 (1), 6650 (1). Lectotype established by Dor 1984:40 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Valid as Herklotsichthys punctatus (Rüppell 1837) -- (Dor 1984:40 [ref. 29757], Whitehead in Whitehead et al. 1984:275 [ref. 13675], Whitehead 1985:80 [ref. 5141], Goren & Dor 1994:10 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:64 [ref. 22896], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Zhang 2001:66 [ref. 26586], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:37 [ref. 26753], Golani 2005:19 [ref. 37112], Fricke et al. 2007:27 [ref. 29533], Randall 2007:101 [ref. 30952], DiBattista et al. 2015:19 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[16] 254 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:30 [ref. 36273], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:92 [ref. 36864], Bariche & Fricke 2020:120 [ref. 37515]). Current status: Valid as Herklotsichthys punctatus (Rüppell 1837). Clupeidae. Distribution: Red Sea; northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden; eastern Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.