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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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sebae, Psettus Cuvier [G.] 1829:193 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] No locality. Syntypes: MNHN A-3831 (1). Based on Chaetodon rhombeus Bloch & Schneider 1801, preoccupied in Psettus by Scomber rhombeus Forsskal 1775. Available from footnote as, "Psett. Sebae, N., Chaetodon rhombeus, Bl. Schn., Seb. III, xxvi, 21." See also Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:241, pl. 189 [ref. 4881]. We treat as a new species based on Bloch & Schneider and on Seba. Seba's specimen is extant (MNHN A.3831) and could be designated lectotype. •Valid as Monodactylus sebae (Cuvier 1829) -- (Desoutter 1986:339 [ref. 6212], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1992:706 [ref. 21590], Poll & Gosse 1995:103 [ref. 24781], Vreven 2007:441 [ref. 30080], Wirtz et al. 2007:13, 36 [ref. 30263], Félix et al. 2016:D [4] [ref. 34346], Desoutter in Carpenter & De Angelis 2016:2661 [ref. 34618], Reiner 2019:228 [ref. 38139], Skelton 2019:228 [ref. 36564]). Current status: Valid as Monodactylus sebae (Cuvier 1829). Monodactylidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Senegal south to Angola, including Canary Islands, São Tomé and Principe; not found at Cape Verde Islands. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.