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cyprinoides, Clupea Broussonet [P. M. A.] 1782:[39], Pl. [9] [Ichthyologia, sistens piscium descriptiones et icones. Decas I.; ref. 17287] Tana, New Hebrides [Tanna, Vanuatu] (original localities: tropical seas, several localities). Lectotype: BMNH 1962.12.1.1. On unnumbered p. 39 and unnumbered Pl. 9. Lectotype selected by Kottelat 2013:34 [ref. 32989]. •Valid as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet 1782) -- (Okada 1961:287 [ref. 6363], Roberts 1978:26 [ref. 8886], Kyushin et al. 1982:27 [ref. 19754], Daget 1984:32 [ref. 6170], Uyeno in Masuda et al. 1984:21 [ref. 6441], Kuang in Kuang et al. 1986:14 [ref. 26639], Smith 1986:156 [ref. 5712], Allen & Swainston 1988:30 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:104 [ref. 12442], Ataur Rahman 1989:234 [ref. 24860], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:46 [ref. 25598], Larson & Martin 1990:1 [ref. 16606], Allen & Coates 1990:52 [ref. 25561], Allen 1991:38 [ref. 21090], Pethiyagoda 1991:39 [ref. 20075], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:69 [ref. 20764], Kuang in Pan et al. 1991:29 [ref. 23876], Allen et al. 1992:298 [ref. 21400], Indra 1993:181 [ref. 24009], Kottelat et al. 1993:5 [ref. 23448], Skelton 1993:102 [ref. 24071], Poll & Gosse 1995:85 [ref. 24781], Goren & Dor 1994:6 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:48 [ref. 22896], Pollard in McDowall 1996:50 [ref. 22909], Rainboth 1996:53 [ref. 22772], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:93 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:50 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:12 [ref. 26476], Larson & Williams 1997:346 [ref. 23967], Carpenter et al. 1997:106 [ref. 23922], Myers 1999:40 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:34 [ref. 24106], Smith 1999:1621 [ref. 24661], Johnson 1999:720 [ref. 25471], Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:184 [ref. 25703], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:341 [ref. 25191], Nakabo 2000:188 [ref. 25086], Pusey et al. 2000:72 [ref. 24466], Randall & Earle 2000:5 [ref. 25806], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:584 [ref. 25122], Allen et al. 2000:27 [ref. 27467], Hutchins 2001:16 [ref. 25847], Sakai et al. 2001:84 [ref. 25693], Zhang 2001:47 [ref. 26586], Skelton 2001:102 [ref. 27406], Allen et al. 2002:333 [ref. 25930], Nakabo 2002:188 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:137, 488 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S94 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:610 [ref. 27495], Ataur Rahman 2003:259 [ref. 31338], Randall et al. 2004:5 [ref. 27624], Morgan et al. 2004:151 [ref. 27718], Tan & Lim 2004:108 [ref. 27716], Heemstra et al. 2004:3316 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:98 [ref. 28072], Seegers et al. 2003:30 [ref. 28087], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:196 [ref. 28107], Randall 2005:25 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:223 [ref. 28995], Dolganov et al. 2008:275 [ref. 29598], Allen et al. 2008:32 [ref. 30265], Fricke et al. 2009:13 [ref. 30213], Motomura et al. 2010:69 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:348 [ref. 31242], Marshall 2011:57 [ref. 31755], Larson et al. 2013:23 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:33 [ref. 32989], Yoshida et al. 2013:18 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:16 [ref. 33932], Morgan et al. 2014:33 [ref. 36567], Parin et al. 2014:46 [ref. 33547], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:4 [ref. 33988], Psomadakis et al. 2015:144 [ref. 34104], Miesen et al. 2016:80 [ref. 34492], Koeda et al. 2016:6 [ref. 35333], Labatos 2017:3 [ref. 36239], Motomura et al. 2017:27 [ref. 35490], Pusey et al. 2017:17 [ref. 35250], Fricke et al. 2018:29 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:19 [ref. 36273], Sulaiman et al. 2018:44 [ref. 35802], Suresh et al. 2018:54 [ref. 36495], Wilkinson & Tan 2018:597 [ref. 36226], Eagderi et al. 2019:32 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:48 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:61 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:270 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Megalops cyprinoides (Broussonet 1782). Megalopidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Persian Gulf, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Mariana Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago and Marquesas Islands, north to southern Korea, south to northwestern Australia, New South Wales (Australia), New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.