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longirostris, Labrus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:427, 468, Pl. 19 (fig. 1) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Madagascar. Neotype: MNHN 1965-0388. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:99 [ref. 19171], Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:31 [ref. 15502]. Based on drawing in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Neotype designated by Iwatsuki et al. 2001:955 [ref. 25800]. •Synonym of Gerres oyena (Forsskål 1775) -- (Fricke 1999:284 [ref. 24106] as oeyena). •Status uncertain -- (Iwatsuki et al. 1999:391 [ref. 24200]). •Valid as Gerres longirostris (Lacepède 1801) -- (Iwatsuki & Kimura 1997:6 [ref. 22710], Iwatsuki et al. 2001:955 [ref. 25800], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2001:1043 [ref. 25822], Allen & Adrim 2003:39 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Randall et al. 2004:17 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3321 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:258 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:288 [ref. 28239], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2007:85 [ref. 29037], Hoese & Bray 2006:1214 [ref. 29000], Fricke et al. 2009:64 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:469 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:260 [ref. 32706], Kottelat 2013:346 [ref. 32989], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:423 [ref. 33460], Koeda et al. 2016:44 [ref. 35333], Ali et al. 2018:327 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:204 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:96 [ref. 36273], Jawad et al. 2018:108 [ref. 36262] as G. longirostris s.l., Fricke et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:78 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Gerres longirostris (Lacepède 1801). Gerreidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Aldabra, Madagascar, Mascarenes and Persian Gulf east to Palau and Marquesas Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands and Japan, south to Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: brackish, marine.