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micropterus, Exocoetus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:127, Pl. 563 [not 529] [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] King George Sound, Western Australia. Lectotype: MNHN A-9925. Paralectotypes: MNHN 0000-3408 to 3409 (1, 1), B-0840 (1). Type catalog: Bruun 1937:186 [ref. 12982], Collette et al. 1997:20 [ref. 22813]. Lectotype established by Bruun 1937:186 [ref. 12982]. •Valid as Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes 1847), subspecies micropterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Parin et al. 1980:149 [ref. 6895], Collette & Su 1986:286 [ref. 5998], Collette 1999:2196 [ref. 24785], Nakabo 2000:552 [ref. 25086], Collette in Randall & Lim 2000:599 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2002:552 [ref. 26001], Myers & Donaldson 2003:615 [ref. 27495], Collette 2004:13, 26 [ref. 27583], Mundy 2005:290 [ref. 28379], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:82 [ref. 31256], Yoshida et al. 2013:61 [ref. 34464], Fourriére et al. 2016:456 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:607 [ref. 34923]). •Valid as Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:80 [ref. 6441], Collette 1986:391 [ref. 5647], Robins & Ray 1986:103 [ref. 23100], Paxton et al. 1989:339 [ref. 12442], Boschung 1992:83 [ref. 23239], Allen & Robertson 1994:89 [ref. 22193], Collette in Fischer et al. 1995:1181 [ref. 22829], Randall 1995:88 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:178 [ref. 27969], La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:190 [ref. 24545] as micorpterus, Grove & Lavenberg 1997:264 [ref. 24023], McEachran & Fechhelm 1998:963 [ref. 23897], Chirichigno F. & Vélez D. 1998:113 [ref. 24555], Fricke 1999:120 [ref. 24106], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:154 [ref. 27754], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Menezes in Menezes et al. 2003:69 [ref. 27192], Lobel & Lobel 2004:69 [ref. 27576] as Oxyporhampus, Nelson et al. 2004:100 [ref. 27807], Vaske et al. 2005:77 [ref. 36155], Paxton et al. 2006:737 [ref. 28994], Page et al. 2013:102 [ref. 32708], Fricke et al. 2014:39 [ref. 33932], Struthers 2015:968 [ref. 34261], Fricke et al. 2018:105 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:79 [ref. 36673], Caires et al. in Marceniuk et al. 2021:313 [ref. 38945]). Current status: Valid as Oxyporhamphus micropterus (Valenciennes 1847). Hemiramphidae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Hawaiian Islands (U.S.A.), north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia, New Zealand region and Tonga; eastern Pacific: Pacific coast of Baja California Sur (Mexico) south to Peru, including Gulf of California (Mexico) and Galapagos Islands (Ecuador). Habitat: marine.


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