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dentex, Equula Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835:91 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 10; ref. 1004] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Lectotype: MNHN A-0578. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-6758 (1), A-6760 (1), A-6761 (3), 1995-172 [ex MNHN A-0578] (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:19 [ref. 15502]. Lectotype selected by Yamashita et al. 1998:272 [ref. 23474]. •Synonym of Gazza minuta (Bloch 1797) -- (authors). •Valid as Gazza dentex (Valenciennes 1835) -- (Yamashita et al. 1998:272 [ref. 23474], Kimura et al. 2000:1 [ref. 24478], Yamashita & Kimura 2001:165 [ref. 25380], Ikejima et al. 2004:908 [ref. 27755], Heemstra et al. 2004:3322 [ref. 27945], Hoese & Bray 2006:1177 [ref. 29000], Fricke et al. 2009:58 [ref. 30213], Larson et al. 2013:127 [ref. 32988]). Current status: Valid as Gazza dentex (Valenciennes 1835). Leiognathidae: Gazzinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles and Mascarenes east to Indonesia, north to Thailand, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.