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berbis, Equula Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835:85 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 10; ref. 1004] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea; Al-Luhayya, Yemen, Red Sea. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:33 [ref. 15502]. Based on Scomber equula var minimus Forssk√•l 1775. Nomen protectum according to Fricke 2008:34 [ref. 30182]. •See Randall 1995:193 [ref. 22896]. •Nomen dubium -- (Chakrabarty et al. 2010:20 [ref. 30812]). •Valid as Leiognathus berbis (Valenciennes 1835) -- (Dor 1984:134 [ref. 29757], Krishnan & Mishra 1993:225 [ref. 24016], Goren & Dor 1994:35 [ref. 25356], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:617 [ref. 25122], Woodland et al. 2001:2801 [ref. 26095], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:32 [ref. 27712], Fricke 2008:34 [ref. 30182], Alshawy et al. 2016:1 [ref. 35105], Fricke et al. 2018:191 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:88 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Leiognathus berbis (Valenciennes 1835). Leiognathidae: Leiognathinae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Madagascar east to Indonesia. Habitat: brackish, marine.