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saira, Scomberesox Brevoort [J. C.] 1856:281 [29], Pl. 7 (fig. 1) [Notes on some figures of Japanese fish taken from recent specimens by the artists of the U. S. Japan Expedition. Pp. 253-288, Pls. 3-12 (color) In: M. C. Perry, Narrative of the Expedition of an American Squadron to the China Seas and Japan.; ref. 17284] Simoda, Japan. No types known. On p. 29 of separate. Original genus misspelled Scomberescox in text, correct on plate. Based on a drawing. •Valid as Cololabis saira (Brevoort 1856) -- (Hubbs & Wisner 1980:522 [ref. 2267], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:116 [ref. 9277], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:79 [ref. 6441], Peden et al. 1985:11 [ref. 24081], Matarese et al. 1989:236 [ref. 26885], McAllister 1990:127 [ref. 14674], Sommer in Fischer et al. 1995:1520 [ref. 22830], Cheng & Zhou 1997:220 [ref. 26385], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:383 [ref. 24555], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:9 [ref. 24670], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:168 [ref. 25013], Nakabo 2000:564 [ref. 25086], Sheiko & Fedorov 2000:24 [ref. 25650], Mecklenburg et al. 2002:315 [ref. 25968], Nakabo 2002:564 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:220, 546 [ref. 26218], Collette 2004:2 [ref. 27582], Nelson et al. 2004:99 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:283 [ref. 28379], Motomura et al. 2010:83 [ref. 31256], Page et al. 2013:103 [ref. 32708], Parin et al. 2014:197 [ref. 33547], Pietsch & Orr 2015:27 [ref. 34694], Fourriére et al. 2016:456 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:608 [ref. 34923], Kells et al. 2016:120 [ref. 35888], Dyldin & Orlov 2017:55 [ref. 35138], Fricke et al. 2019:81 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Cololabis saira (Brevoort 1856). Scomberesocidae. Distribution: North Pacific: Taiwan and southern Japan to Aleutians and Kamchata and Hawaiian Islands, east to Baja California (Mexico). Habitat: brackish, marine.