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quinquarius, Polynemus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:317 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] America [but probably erroneous, probably western coast of Africa]. No types known. Species epithet spelled qvinqvarivs by Kielsen 1835:vi [ref. 30365]. •Valid as Pentanemus quinquarius (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Daget & Njock 1986:353 [ref. 6216], Njock 1990:866 [ref. 18540], Daget in Lévêque et al. 1992:795 [ref. 21590], Motomura 2004:5 [ref. 27601], Motomura 2004:37 [ref. 27970], Snoeks & Vreven 2007:445 [ref. 30079], Wirtz et al. 2013:127 [ref. 32972], Motomura in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2626 [ref. 34618], Kang et al. 2017:[2] [ref. 35524], Fermon et al. 2022:230 [ref. 39448]). Current status: Valid as Pentanemus quinquarius (Linnaeus 1758). Polynemidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Senegal south to Angola. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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