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brevicaudatum, Ginglymostoma Günther [A.] in Playfair & Günther 1867:141, Pl. 21 [The fishes of Zanzibar; ref. 3490] Zanzibar, Tanzania, western Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1867.3.9.423 (stuffed). •Valid as Ginglymostoma brevicaudatum Günther 1867 -- (Compagno 1984:204 [ref. 6474], Bass 1986:65 [ref. 5635], Gubanov & Timoxin 1989:220 [ref. 36138], Fricke 1999:13 [ref. 24106]). •Valid as Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum (Günther 1867) -- (Compagno 1999:477 [ref. 25589], Goto 2001:84 [ref. 25912], Compagno 2001:200 [ref. 26323], Allen & Erdmann 2012:51 [ref. 31980], Weigmann 2016:7 [ref. 34211], Fricke et al. 2018:8 [ref. 35805], Bennett et al. 2021:3 [ref. 38070]). Current status: Valid as Pseudoginglymostoma brevicaudatum (Günther 1867). Ginglymostomatidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: East Africa south to Mozambique, including Seychelles and Madagascar. Habitat: marine.