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kotschyi, Sargus Steindachner [F.] 1876:203 [155] [Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 74 (1. Abth.); ref. 4225] Persian Gulf; Madagascar. Syntypes: (several) NMW 82859 (1). On p. 155 of separate. Species currently recognized as based on Persian Gulf syntype; Madagascar material based on Diplodus capensis (Smith 1844). •Synonym of Diplodus sargus (Linnaeus 1758), but a valid subspecies -- (Abou-seedo et al. 1990:217 [ref. 23688], Randall 1995:226 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:182 [ref. 23922], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Siddiqui at al. 2014:80 [ref. 33479]). •Valid as Diplodus kotschyi (Steindachner 1876) -- (Ali et al. 2018:329 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2016:13 [ref. 34520], Eagderi et al. 2019:114 [ref. 37020], Parenti 2019:81 [ref. 36892], Zajonz et al. 2019:80 [ref. 36871] as cf. kotschyi). Current status: Valid as Diplodus kotschyi (Steindachner 1876). Sparidae. Distribution: Northwestern Indian Ocean: Persian Gulf and Oman east to India. Habitat: marine.