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hepsetus, Atherina Linnaeus [C.] 1758:315 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Mediterranean Sea. Syntypes: BMNH 1853.11.12.79 [Gronovius coll.] (1, skin), NRM 65 (5). Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:229-230 [ref. 20707] who suggested a putative lectotype to agree with current literature, Wheeler 1958:236-237 [ref. 13434]. •Valid as Atherina hepsetus Linnaeus 1758 -- (Kiener & Spillmann 1973:576 [ref. 7217], Quignard & Pras in Whitehead et al. 1986:1208 [ref. 13677], Maugé 1990:604 [ref. 17126], Kottelat 1997:160 [ref. 22952], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:58 [ref. 26753], Miller 2003:45 [ref. 27342], Fricke et al. 2007:68 [ref. 29533], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:470 [ref. 29996], Vasil'eva 2007:65 [ref. 30517], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:33 [ref. 36649], Parin et al. 2014:192 [ref. 33547], Çiçek et al. 2015:150 [ref. 35151], de Morais et al. 2016:2116 [ref. 34600], Vasil'eva 2017:795 [ref. 35714], Artüz & Fricke 2019:554 [ref. 36612], Carneiro et al. 2019:197 [ref. 37250], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:95 [ref. 36864], Kovačić et al. 2020:29 [ref. 37519], Abliazov et al. 2021:9 [ref. 38576], Kovačić et al. 2021:51 [ref. 39014]). Current status: Valid as Atherina hepsetus Linnaeus 1758. Atherinidae: Atherininae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea; Sea of Marmara; Black Sea; eastern Atlantic: Galicia (Spain) south to Morocco, including Madeira and Canary Islands; introduced elsewhere. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.


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