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heptacanthus, Cheilodipterus Lacepède [B. G. E.] (ex Commerson) 1801:538, 542, Pl. 21 (fig. 3) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 3; ref. 2710] Grand océan équatorial [Fort Dauphin, Madagascar]. No types at MNHN. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:115-116 [ref. 12478], Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:36 [ref. 15502]. Based on a drawing in manuscript by Commerson (Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist). Type locality according to Valenciennes in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1833:229 [ref. 1002]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:241 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Synonym of Pomatomus saltator (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Monod 1973:369 [ref. 7193]). •Synonym of Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Fricke 1999:240 [ref. 24106]). •Synonym of Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus 1766). Current status: Synonym of Pomatomus saltatrix (Linnaeus 1766). Pomatomidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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