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schotaf, Sciaena Walbaum [J. J.] (ex Forsskål) 1792:315 [Petri Artedi sueci genera piscium Part 3; ref. 4572] [No locality stated] Red Sea. Lectotype: ZMUC P48214 (dry skin). Paralectotype: ZMUC P48215 (1, dry skin). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:65 [ref. 9588] with ZMUC P48214 as holotype, Fricke 2008:36 [ref. 30182]. Lectotype selected in Klausewitz & Nielsen 1965:20 [ref. 20847], figured in Pl. 19. Based on the unavailable name Sciaena gaterina schotaf of Fabricius [ex Forsskål] in Niebuhr 1775:xii, 51 [ref. 1351] (see Fricke 2008: 36 [ref. 30182]). Species name misspelled shotaf by Cuvier 1831:130 [ref. 30376]. Authorship according to Fricke 2008:37 [ref. 30182]. Nomen protectum (Fricke 2008:37 [ref. 30182]). •Valid as Plectorhynchus schotaf (Forsskål 1775) -- (Akazaki in Masuda et al. 1984:172 [ref. 6441], Dor 1984:150 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Plectorhinchus schotaf (Forsskål 1775) -- (Roux 1986:328 [ref. 6209], Smith & McKay 1986:567 [ref. 5716], Allen & Swainston 1988:82 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:195 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:41 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:210 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:128 [ref. 23977], Johnson 1999:736 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:844 [ref. 25086], Johnson in Randall & Lim 2000:619 [ref. 25122], Kimura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:237 [ref. 27511] dated 1778, McKay 2001:2981 [ref. 26103], Nakabo 2002:844 [ref. 26001], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Allen et al. 2006:1223 [ref. 29090], Larson et al. 2013:138 [ref. 32988], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:424 [ref. 33460], Jawad et al. 2014:21 [ref. 33531], Johnson & Worthington Wilmer 2015:509 [ref. 33883], Psomadakis et al. 2015:255 [ref. 34104], Ali et al. 2018:327 [ref. 36183], Golani & Fricke 2018:97 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:69 [ref. 37020], Parenti 2019:184 [ref. 37021], Zajonz et al. 2019:79 [ref. 36871], Damadi et al. 2020:150 [ref. 37867]). •Valid as Plectorhinchus schotaf (Walbaum 1792) -- (Fricke 2008:36 [ref. 30182]). Current status: Valid as Plectorhinchus schotaf (Walbaum 1792). Haemulidae: Plectorhinchinae. Distribution: Red Sea; western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Persian Gulf and Socotra east to western India. Habitat: brackish, marine.