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affinis, Hemirhamphus Günther [A.] 1866:267 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 6; ref. 1983] [South Seas] South Pacific. Lectotype: BMNH 2012.11.10.3. Paralectotypes: BMNH 2012.11.10.4 (1). Original genus is correctly Hemiramphus. Lectotype selected by Collette 1974:86 [ref. 12930]. •Valid as Hyporhamphus affinis (Günther 1866) -- (Collette 1974:84 [ref. 1293], Parin et al. 1980:73 [ref. 6895], Collette 1982:720 [ref. 12729], Dor 1984:62 [ref. 29757], Collette & Su 1986:276 [ref. 5998], Collette 1986:390 [ref. 5647], Allen & Swainston 1988:40 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:337 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:15 [ref. 13251], Goren & Dor 1994:16 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:64 [ref. 23977], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Myers 1999:77 [ref. 23965], Collette 1999:2194 [ref. 24785], Collette in Randall & Lim 2000:599 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:61 [ref. 26753], Allen & Adrim 2003:26 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S100 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:616 [ref. 27495], Collette 2004:6 [ref. 27583], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:83 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:735 [ref. 28994], Fricke et al. 2007:69 [ref. 29533], Fricke et al. 2011:371 [ref. 31242], Allen & Erdmann 2012:163 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:69 [ref. 32988], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[20] 258 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:104 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:42 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:79 [ref. 36673], Bariche & Fricke 2020:118 [ref. 37515], Kovačić et al. 2020:45 [ref. 37519], Psomadakis et al. 2020:338 [ref. 37272], Golani 2021:32 [ref. 38303]). Current status: Valid as Hyporhamphus affinis (Günther 1866). Hemiramphidae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles and Madagascar east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Philippines, south to northwestern Australia and New Caledonia; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.