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capensis, Sargus Smith [A.] 1844:no pagination, Pl. 23 (fig. 2) [Illustrations of the zoology of South Africa v. 4; ref. 4035] Southeastern coast of South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1845.7.3.52 (stuffed and mounted). •Synonym of Diplodus sargus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (Smith & Smith 1986:586 [ref. 5710], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:799 [ref. 18793], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:161 [ref. 25472], Randall 1995:226 [ref. 22896], Fricke 1999:293 [ref. 24106], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377]). •Valid as Diplodus capensis (Smith 1844) -- (Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:223 [ref. 28072], Siddiqui at al. 2014:83 [ref. 33479], Psomadakis et al. 2015:262 [ref. 34104], Fricke et al. 2016:13 [ref. 34520], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2593 [ref. 34618], Fricke et al. 2018:219 [ref. 35805], Jawad et al. 2018:113 [ref. 36262], Parenti 2019:80 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Diplodus capensis (Smith 1844). Sparidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic: Angola to South Africa; southwestern Indian Ocean: South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius (Mascarenes). Not Oman, India and Pakistan [ref. 34520]. Habitat: marine.