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vulgaris, Cantharus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:319, Pl. 160 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Provence, Naples, Rome, Malta, [Iviça] Ibiza, Baleares Islands, Mediterranean Sea. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-5554 (1) Ivaça, 8780 (1) Naples, 8800 (1) Naples. Type catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:42-43 [ref. 20898]. Appeared first as Le Canthère vulgaire -- not Latinized and not available. Based on literature and specimens; not regarded as an unneeded new name for Sparus cantharus Linnaeus 1758. Objectively invalid; preoccupied by Cantharus vulgaris Schinz 1822. •Synonym of Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Tortonese 1973:414 [ref. 7192], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:811 [ref. 18793], Parenti 2019:56 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Synonym of Spondyliosoma cantharus (Linnaeus 1758). Sparidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.