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herschelii, Tetrapturus Gray [J. E.] 1838:313, Pl. 10 [Annals of Natural History, or Magazine of Zoology, Botany, and Geology v. 1 (no. 4) (art. 36); ref. 18156] Table Bay, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, southeastern Atlantic. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1953.2.3.2 (stuffed, 11 ft. long). •Synonym of Makaira nigricans Lacepède 1802 -- (de Sylva 1973:479 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:330 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:33 [ref. 20161], Heemstra 1986:840 [ref. 5660], Scott & Scott 1988:469 [ref. 25518], Nakamura 1990:1003 [ref. 19483] as hershelii). Current status: Synonym of Makaira nigricans Lacep├Ęde 1802. Istiophoridae. Habitat: marine.


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