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socotranus, Exococtus Steindachner [F.] 1902:318 [Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 39 (no. 24) (art. 76); ref. 14894] Between Abdal Kuri and Socotra Island, Yemen. Holotype (unique): NMW 84634. Original description with misspelling as above, later changed to "Exocoetus socotranus n. sp. (?) an E. brachysoma Blkr.?" and described in detail in Steindachner 1903:155 [ref. 15046]. •Valid as Hirundichthys socotranus (Steindachner 1902) -- (Dor 1984:61 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:15 [ref. 25356], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:62 [ref. 35264] uncertain status). Current status: Valid as Hirundichthys socotranus (Steindachner 1902). Exocoetidae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden. Habitat: marine.