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punctata, Sciaena Bloch [M. E.] 1792:64, Pl. 305 [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 6; ref. 470] [Im mittelländischen Meere] Mediterranean Sea. Holotype: ZMB (apparently lost). On p. 55 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 9 [ref. 21381]. Spelled punctulata in Lacepède 1802:396, 418 [ref. 4929]. •Valid as Dicentrarchus punctatus (Bloch 1792) -- (Tortonese 1973:358 [ref. 7192], Dor 1984:97 [ref. 29757], Tortonese in Whitehead et al. 1986:794 [ref. 13676], Daget & Smith 1986:301 [ref. 6204], Smith 1990:692 [ref. 18227], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:670 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:123 [ref. 24781], Goren & Dor 1994:25 [ref. 25356], Coad 1996:85 [ref. 25304], Kottelat 1997:171 [ref. 22952], Azeroual et al. 2000:20 [ref. 25366], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:76 [ref. 26753], Golani 2005:35 [ref. 37112], Fricke et al. 2007:79 [ref. 29533], Kottelat & Freyhof 2007:520 [ref. 29996], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:41 [ref. 36649], Parin et al. 2014:351 [ref. 33547], Barbieri et al. 2015:99 [ref. 35029], Çiçek et al. 2015:151 [ref. 35151], Heemstra in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2353 [ref. 34618], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[22] 260 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:67 [ref. 36273], Martins & Carneiro 2018:121 [ref. 36550], Carneiro et al. 2019:241 [ref. 37250], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:96 [ref. 36864], Kovačić et al. 2020:39 [ref. 37519], Golani 2021:39 [ref. 38303]). Current status: Valid as Dicentrarchus punctatus (Bloch 1792). Moronidae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea; eastern Atlantic: English Channel south to Senegal, including Madeira; Red Sea (Mediterranean Sea immigrant). Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.