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dorsalis, Corvina Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1855:434 [Bericht über die zur Bekanntmachung geeigneten Verhandlungen der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855; ref. 3449] Quillimane [= Quelimane], Mozambique, 18°S. Syntypes: ZMB 896 (2). Type information: Trewavas 1977:434 [ref. 4459]. Also described as new in Peters 1855:242 [ref. 13448]. •Synonym of Johnius dussumieri (Cuvier 1830) -- (Trewavas 1977:437 [ref. 4459], Heemstra 1986:618 [ref. 5660], Sasaki 1996:92 [ref. 22156] but possibly a valid species). •Synonym of Johnieops dussumieri (Cuvier 1830) -- (Talwar 1995:117 [ref. 25194]). •Valid as Johnius dorsalis (Peters 1855) -- (Sasaki 1997:312 [ref. 23224], Sasaki 1999:276 [ref. 24049], Fricke et al. 2018:223 [ref. 35805], Parenti 2020:21 [ref. 37439]). Current status: Valid as Johnius dorsalis (Peters 1855). Sciaenidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South Africa and East Africa to Madagascar. Habitat: brackish, marine.