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coeruleopunctatus, Dentex (Polysteganus) Klunzinger [C. B.] 1870:763 [Verhandlungen der K.-K. zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien v. 20; ref. 2621] Al-Qusair, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt, Red Sea. Lectotype: ZMB 7989. Paralectotypes: SMNS 1873 (1). Type catalog: Fricke 1992:18 [ref. 20296], Fricke 2005:60 [ref. 29864]. Lectotype designated by Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2015:140 [ref. 34109]. •Valid as Polysteganus coeruleopunctatus (Klunzinger 1870) -- (Dor 1984:160 [ref. 29757], Smith & Smith 1986:590 [ref. 5710], Baranes & Golani 1993:308 [ref. 22372], Goren & Dor 1994:44 [ref. 25356], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S109 [ref. 27377], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:232 [ref. 28072], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2011:18 [ref. 31500], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2015:135 [ref. 34109], Fricke et al. 2018:220 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:101 [ref. 36273], Parenti 2019:62 [ref. 36892], Bogorodsky et al. 2020:525 [ref. 38001], Iwatsuki & Heemstra 2022:307 [ref. 39785]). Current status: Valid as Polysteganus coeruleopunctatus (Klunzinger 1870). Sparidae. Distribution: Red Sea; western Indian Ocean: KwaZulu-Natral (South Africa) and East Africa east to Socotra (Yemen) and Madagascar. Habitat: marine.


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