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blochii, Cantharus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:339 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 6; ref. 996] Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-8810 (2), 0000-9056 (2), A-7991 (1, dry), A-7992 (1, dry). Type catalog: Bauchot & Daget 1972:39-40 [ref. 20898]. Based on Sparus brama Bloch, Pl. 279 and specimens; Valenciennes also described Cantharus brama on p. 328. •Valid as Pachymetopon blochii (Valenciennes 1830) -- (Smith & Smith 1986:588 [ref. 5710], Bauchot & Hureau 1990:803 [ref. 18793], Bianchi & Carpenter in Bianchi et al. 1993:162 [ref. 25472], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:229 [ref. 28072], Carpenter & Iwatsuki in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2603 [ref. 34618], Parenti 2019:52 [ref. 36892], Russell & van Oijen 2021:426 [ref. 38177]). Current status: Valid as Pachymetopon blochii (Valenciennes 1830). Sparidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic, southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia to Cape Agulhas (South Africa) Habitat: marine.