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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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macrolepis, Saurida Tanaka [S.] 1917:39 [Dobutsugaku Zasshi = Zoological Magazine Tokyo v. 29 (no. 340); ref. 17353] Tokyo market, Japan. Neotype: ZUMT 7478. Other specimens: ZUMT 7477 (1, lost), 7479 (1). The described specimen was lost; I recorded ZMUT 7478-79 as syntypes based on external information. Inoue & Nakabo 2006:391 [ref. 29238] did not accept that and named 7478 as the neotype. •Synonym of Saurida undosquamis (Richardson 1848) -- (Sulak in Whitehead et al. 1984:408 [ref. 13675]). •Valid as Saurida macrolepis Tanaka 1917 -- (Inoue & Nakabo 2006:389 [ref. 29238], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:61 [ref. 35264], Russell et al. 2015:566 [ref. 33799], Nakae in Kimura et al. 2018:55 [ref. 36460], Yeo et al. 2018:209 [ref. 36438]). Current status: Valid as Saurida macrolepis Tanaka 1917. Synodontidae: Harpadontinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Persian Gulf east to Gulf of Thailand, north to southern Japan. Former records from Red Sea and Mediterranean based on S. lessepsianus. Habitat: marine.