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Mesopristes Bleeker [P.] 1873:372, 383 Masc. Mesopristes macracanthus Bleeker 1873 (= Datnia argentea Cuvier 1829). Type by subsequent designation. As name only in Bleeker 1845:523 [ref. 312], then as name in synonymy in Bleeker 1873:372, 383 [ref. 12588] (see Mees & Kailola 1977:33-34 [ref. 5183]). Validly used by Fowler 1918:36 [ref. 1396] so dates to Bleeker 1873, with included species by Fowler as above. See Kottelat 2000:93 [ref. 25865] for nomenclatural discussion and type species fixation for Datnia. •Objective synonym of Datnia Cuvier 1829 -- (Kottelat 2000:93 [ref. 25865]). •Valid as Mesopristes Bleeker 1873 -- (Vari 1978:270 [ref. 4514], Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:174 [ref. 6441], Vari 1986:304 [ref. 6205] and Paxton et al. 1989:534 [ref. 12442] and Allen 1991:126 [ref. 21090] but with date as Bleeker 1845 and type as macracanthus, Vari 2001:3306 [ref. 26126], Yoshino et al. 2002:234 [ref. 26332], Allen et al. 2006:1337 [ref. 29004], Maeda et al. 2011:45 [ref. 32004], Fricke et al. 2018:244 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:200 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Mesopristes Bleeker 1873. Terapontidae.