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dussumieri, Ambassis Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1828:181 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 2; ref. 997] Malabar, India. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-9335 (1). Syntypes: MNHN 0000-9335 (2), SMF 1325 [ex MNHN in 1830] (1). Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:70 [ref. 12478]. Lectotype selected by Anderson & Heemstra 1993:202. •Synonym of Ambassis gymnocephalus (Lacepède 1802) - (Kottelat 2013:319 [ref. 32989], Miesen et al. 2016:88 [ref. 34492] as gymnocephala). •Valid as Ambassis dussumieri Cuvier 1828 -- (Maugé 1986:297 [ref. 6218], Talwar & Jhingran 1991:795 [ref. 20764], Kottelat et al. 1993:104 [ref. 23448], Mishra et al. 1999:85 [ref. 25315], Allen in Randall & Lim 2000:608 [ref. 25122], Skelton 2001:347 [ref. 27406], Anderson & Heemstra 2003:202 [ref. 27368], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S103 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:154 [ref. 28072], Larson & Pidgeon 2004:196 [ref. 28107], Allen et al. 2006:971 [ref. 29066], Larson et al. 2013:94 [ref. 32988], Golani & Fricke 2018:60 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:69 [ref. 36871], Stern et al. 2022:192 [ref. 39128]). Current status: Valid as Ambassis dussumieri Cuvier 1828. Ambassidae. Distribution: Red Sea; Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Socotra east to Philippines and New Guinea; eastern Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea migrant). Habitat: brackish, marine.


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