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smithii, Mugil Günther [A.] 1861:447, Fig. [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 3; ref. 1964] South Africa. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1859.5.7.56 (dry). Additional material: BMNH 1848.2.1.6 (1). An unneeded replacement name for (and objective synonym of) Mugil macrolepis Smith 1846, not preoccupied by Mugil macrolepidotus Rüppell 1830 [different spelling] or Mugil macrolepis Bleeker 1852. The type is BMNH 1859.5.7.56 as this is a replacement name; Günther's description taken from, BMNH 1848.2.1.6. •Synonym of Liza macrolepis (Smith 1846) -- (Smith & Smith 1986:716 [ref. 5717] as smithi, Thomson 1986:346 [ref. 6215], Liu & Shen 1991:276 [ref. 19215], Thomson 1997:525 [ref. 23428], Kottelat 2013:277 [ref. 32989]). •Synonym of Planiliza macrolepis (Smith 1846). Current status: Synonym of Planiliza macrolepis (Smith 1846). Mugilidae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.