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puntazzo, Sparus Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Cetti) 1792:282 [Petri Artedi sueci genera piscium Part 3; ref. 4572] Sardinia, Italy, western Mediterranean Sea. No types known. Species name misspelled pantazzo by Cuvier 1831:133 [ref. 30376] with author Risso. •Valid as Puntazzo puntazzo (Cetti 1777) -- (Tortonese 1973:413 [ref. 7192] but dated to Gmelin 1789, Ninua & Japoshvili 2008:170 [ref. 31251] dated to Cetti 1784). •Valid as Diplodus puntazzo (Cetti 1777) -- (Bauchot & Hureau in Whitehead et al. 1986:893 [ref. 13676], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:798 [ref. 18793], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:92 [ref. 26753], Parin 2003:S11 [ref. 28536], Fricke et al. 2007:87 [ref. 29533], Vasil'eva 2007:99 [ref. 30517], Casu et al. 2009:142 [ref. 30209], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:47 [ref. 36649], Parin et al. 2014:368 [ref. 33547]). •Valid as Diplodus puntazzo (Walbaum 1792) -- (Wirtz et al. 2013:126 [ref. 32972], Fricke et al. 2016:13 [ref. 34520], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2597 [ref. 34618], Golani et al. 2017:529 [ref. 35726], Martins & Carneiro 2018:154 [ref. 36550], Artüz & Fricke 2019:556 [ref. 36612], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:97 [ref. 36864], Parenti 2019:81 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Diplodus puntazzo (Walbaum 1792). Sparidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea, Sea of Marmara, Black Sea, eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay south to South Africa, including Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: brackish, marine.