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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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aestuarius, Spratelloides Gilchrist [J. D. F.] 1913:55, Fig. [Marine biological report: for the year ended ... and for the half year ending ...; to be presented to the Provincial Council; Union of South Africa, Province of the Cape of Good Hope. No. 1 (art. 2); ref. 14154] Tidal portion of Zwartkops River, near Port Elizabeth, and tidal rivers near East London, South Africa. Syntypes: SAM 10822-25 (1, 1, 1, 14). •Valid as Gilchristella aestuaria (Gilchrist 1913) -- (Poll et al. 1984:44 [ref. 6172], Whitehead 1985:168 [ref. 5141], Whitehead & Wongratana 1986:201 [ref. 6284], Skelton 1993:109 [ref. 24071], Poll & Gosse 1995:129 [ref. 24781], Skelton 2001:109 [ref. 27406], Stiassny 2002:67 [ref. 25890] but does not occur in Madagascar, Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:108 [ref. 28072], Fricke et al. 2018:54 [ref. 35805], Anderson 2022:159 [ref. 39690]). Current status: Valid as Gilchristella aestuaria (Gilchrist 1913). Ehiravidae. Distribution: Southeastern Atlantic and southwestern Indian Ocean: Namibia south to Cape of Good Hope (South Africa), then north to Mozambique, east to Madagascar. Habitat: freshwater, brackish.

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