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forskalii, Atherina Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1838:132, Pl. 33 (fig. 1) [Neue Wirbelthiere zu der Fauna von Abyssinien gehörig. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3844] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1898. Rüppell specimens: BMNH 1860.11.9.153-156 (4), SMF 6856-60 (5). Type information: Kimura et al. 2007:149.5 [ref. 29157]. Originally forskålii. Lectotype not established by Dor 1984:67 [ref. 29757]. Lectotype selected by Smith 1965:617. Kimura treats as a holotype. •Synonym of Pranesus pinguis (Lacepède 1803) -- (Kiener & Spillmann 1973:578 [ref. 7217]). •Synonym of Pranesus pinguis (Lacepède 1803), but a valid subspecies -- (Dor 1984:67 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Allanetta forskali (Rüppell 1838) -- (Liang in Kuang et al. 1986:188 [ref. 26639] dated 1835). •Synonym of Atherinomorus lacunosus (Forster 1801) -- (Randall et al. 1990:59 [ref. 15987], Ivantsoff & Crowley 1991:487 [ref. 19162], Ivantsoff & Crowley 1999:2125 [ref. 24783], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:58 [ref. 26753], Randall 2005:78 [ref. 28239]). •Valid as Atherinomorus forskalii (Rüppell 1838) -- (Kimura et al. 2007:145 [ref. 29157], Fricke 2008:21 [ref. 30182], Kottelat 2013:286 [ref. 32989], Sasaki & Kimura 2014:3 [ref. 33189], DiBattista et al. 2015:19 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[4] 242 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:43 [ref. 36273], Artüz & Fricke 2019:554 [ref. 36612], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:95 [ref. 36864], Bariche & Fricke 2020:116 [ref. 37515], Golani 2021:30 [ref. 38303]). Current status: Valid as Atherinomorus forskalii (Rüppell 1838). Atherinidae: Atherinomorinae. Distribution: Red Sea endemic; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.