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vitrirostris, Engraulis Gilchrist [J. D. F.] & Thompson [W. W.] 1908:201 [Annals of the South African Museum v. 6 (pt 2); ref. 14320] Inner harbor, Durban, and KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: SAM 9931 (1), 9932 (1, headless), 9746 (1, headless). •Valid as Thryssa vitrirostris (Gilchrist & Thompson 1908) -- (Whitehead & Wongratana 1986:206 [ref. 6284], Whitehead et al. 1988:445 [ref. 5725], Randall 1995:72 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:119 [ref. 23922] as vetrirostris, Bijukumar & Sushama 2000:184 [ref. 25703], Zhang 2001:143 [ref. 26586] as vitirostris, Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S97 [ref. 27377], Psomadakis et al. 2015:160 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:309 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:53 [ref. 35805], Suresh et al. 2018:87 [ref. 36495]). Current status: Valid as Thryssa vitrirostris (Gilchrist & Thompson 1908). Engraulidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South and East Africa to Persian Gulf and Madagascar. Habitat: brackish, marine.