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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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grande, Pachymetopon Günther [A.] 1859:424 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 1; ref. 1961] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1851.10.26.5 (stuffed). Also listed was Plate XXVI, but on preface p. vi it is stated, "The Plates referred to, and executed by Mr. Ford, will be published as a separate volume." For locality see Günther 1886:367 [ref. 18205]. •Valid as Pachymetopon grande Günther 1859 -- (Smith & Smith 1986:588 [ref. 5710], Afonso et al. 1999:85 [ref. 25466] with question, Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:229 [ref. 28072], Wirtz et al. 2007:35 [ref. 30263], Fricke et al. 2018:220 [ref. 35805], Parenti 2019:52 [ref. 36892], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2022:303 [ref. 39785]). Current status: Valid as Pachymetopon grande Günther 1859. Sparidae. Distribution: Southwestern Indian Ocean: Western Cape, Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa) north to southern Mozambique, east to Madagascar. Habitat: marine.

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