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capensis, Engraulis Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1913:62, Fig. [Marine biological report: for the year ended ... and for the half year ending ...; to be presented to the Provincial Council; Union of South Africa, Province of the Cape of Good Hope. No. 1 (art. 2); ref. 14154] South Africa. No types known. •Synonym of Engraulis japonicus Temminck & Schlegel 1846 -- (Whitehead & Wongratana 1986:205 [ref. 6284]). •Synonym of Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Whitehead 1990:228 [ref. 14039]). •Valid as Engraulis capensis Gilchrist 1913 -- (Whitehead et al. 1988:315 [ref. 5725], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:138 [ref. 25472], Fricke et al. 2018:52 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Engraulis capensis Gilchrist 1913. Engraulidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, Western Indian Ocean: South and East Africa to Madagascar and Mascarenes. Habitat: marine.