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melanura, Perca Linnaeus [C.] 1758:292 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Bahamas. No types known. Based on Catesby 1743:7, Pl. 7 (fig. 2). The specific name melanura [black tail] is an undeclinable noun. •Valid as Haemulon melanura (Linnaeus 1758) (often seen as melanurum) -- (Courtenay 1961:82 [ref. 21095], Robins & Ray 1986:179 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1992:334 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1993:202 [ref. 24474], Aguilera 1998:50 [ref. 24221], Rocha & Rosa 1999:447 [ref. 23802], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:264 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:161 [ref. 27754], Rocha & Rosa 2001:990 [ref. 25909], Lindeman & Toxey 2003:1541 [ref. 27094], Moura & Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:84 [ref. 27192], Nelson et al. 2004:144 [ref. 27807], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:375 [ref. 28815], Rocha et al. 2008:921 [ref. 29817], Tavera et al. 2012:6 [ref. 32469], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:55 [ref. 33341], Robertson et al. 2016:145 [ref. 34961]). Current status: Valid as Haemulon melanura (Linnaeus 1758). Haemulidae: Haemulinae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.