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lacerta, Elops Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:381, Pl. 575 [not 541] [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] Senegal. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-6505 (3), MNHN A-9390 (2, poor condition). Type catalog: Bertin 1940:259 [ref. 293]. •Valid as Elops lacerta Valenciennes 1847 -- (Daget 1984:30 [ref. 6170], Smith 1986:155 [ref. 5712], Whitehead 1990:119 [ref. 19325], Bauchot in Lévêque et al. 1990:88 [ref. 21589], Poll & Gosse 1995:85 [ref. 24781], Vreven & De Vos 2007:175 [ref. 30015] dated 1846, Ferraris 2016:1586 [ref. 34555], Reiner 2019:54 [ref. 38139]). Current status: Valid as Elops lacerta Valenciennes 1847. Elopidae. Distribution: Eastern Atlantic: Mauritania to Angola or Namibia, including São Tomé and Principe. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.