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ascensionis, Sargus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:61 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Ascension Island. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-8582 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:58 [ref. 20898]. •Synonym of Diplodus sargus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (Bauchot & Hureau 1990:798 [ref. 18793], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2579 [ref. 34618]). •Valid as Diplodus ascensionis (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Wirtz et al. 2014:8 [ref. 33516], Fricke et al. 2016:12 [ref. 34520], Parenti 2019:79 [ref. 36892]). Current status: Valid as Diplodus ascensionis (Valenciennes 1830). Sparidae. Distribution: Southern central Atlantic: Ascension Island endemic. Habitat: brackish, marine.


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