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arabica, Perca Gmelin [J. F.] 1789:1312 [Caroli a Linné ... Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 18139] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. No types known. New name for Perca lineata (non Linnaeus 1758) Forsskål 1775. •Synonym of Cheilodipterus caninus Smith 1949 -- (Dor 1984:117 [ref. 29757]). •Synonym of Cheilodipterus lineatus (Forsskål 1775) -- (Gon 1993:27 [ref. 21133] [but Forsskål's name is preoccupied, arabicus should have been used as the valid name], Gon & Randall 2003:31 [ref. 26750]). •Valid as Cheilodipterus arabicus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Randall 1995:162 [ref. 22896], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S106 [ref. 27377], Fricke 2008:30 [ref. 30182], Mabuchi et al. 2014:198 [ref. 33426], Fricke et al. 2018:166 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:73 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:73 [ref. 36871], Kuiter & Kozawa 2019:61 [ref. 36965]). Current status: Valid as Cheilodipterus arabicus (Gmelin 1789). Apogonidae: Apogoninae. Distribution: Red Sea, western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Socotra, Seychelles and Madagascar east to Pakistan. Habitat: marine.