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obsoleta, Sciaena Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:xii, 52 [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] [No locality stated] Red Sea. Lectotype: ZMUC P49352 (dry skin). Paralectotypes: ZMUC P49353 (1, dry skin). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:67 [ref. 9588]. Originally Sciaena ramak, obsoleta on p. 52, Sciaena obsoleta on p. xii. The version on p. 52 is not available, as two names apply to the same taxon (ICZN, Art. 11.5). Both versions, however, are linked together by the species code ‘64’; the name Sciaena obsoleta on p. xii is thus accompanied by a diagnosis and description, and is available by indication (ICZN, Art. 12.2.2) (see Fricke 2008:39 [ref. 30182]). Types figured in Klausewitz & Nielsen 1965:Pl. 24 [ref. 20847]; variety figured in Pl. 23. Lectotype selected by Smith 1959:287 [ref. 12029]. •Treated as a synonym of Lethrinus ramak (Forsskål 1775) -- (Sato 1978:35 [ref. 8884], Sato in Masuda et al. 1984:180 [ref. 6441], Smith 1986:598 [ref. 5712], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:333 [ref. 27969]). •Valid as Lethrinus obsoletus (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:155 [ref. 29757], Carpenter in Carpenter & Allen 1989:77 [ref. 13577], Randall et al. 1990:201 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:43 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:221 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:134 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:201 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:155 [ref. 23965], Nakabo 2000:864 [ref. 25086], Carpenter in Randall & Lim 2000:620 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:271 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:141 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:104 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:264 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:35 [ref. 25847], Carpenter 2001:3038 [ref. 26105], Nakabo 2002:864 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:40 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S110 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:628 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:71 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:17 [ref. 27624], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:246 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:278 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1238 [ref. 29090], Allen & Erdmann 2012:498 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:260 [ref. 32706], Psomadakis et al. 2015:266 [ref. 34104], Motomura et al. 2017:157 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:216 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:99 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:172 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:80 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Lethrinus obsoletus (Forsskål 1775). Lethrinidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Socotra and Madagascar east to Wake Atoll, Marshall Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.