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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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macrocephalus, Synodus Cressey [R. F.] 1981:27, Figs. 21, 26b [Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 342; ref. 5574] Somalia, 11°24'N, 51°35'E, depth 75-175 meters. Holotype: USNM 217776. Paratypes: USNM 217739 (6). Plus non-type material: USNM 217616 (1). Preoccupied by Synodus macrocephalus Lacepède 1803 (a cyprinid). Usage of S. macrocephalus, rather than the replacement name Synodus cresseyi Prokofiev 2008, preserved under Art. 23.9.6 in Ho et al. 2010:63 [ref. 30761]. •Valid as Synodus macrocephalus Cressey 1981 -- (Russell 1999:1943 [ref. 24747], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S98 [ref. 27377], Ho et al. 2010:63 [ref. 30761], Fricke et al. 2011:358 [ref. 31242], Ho et al. 2016:139 [ref. 34725]). Current status: Valid as Synodus macrocephalus Cressey 1981. Synodontidae: Synodontinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean; southwestern Pacific (Chesterfield Islands). Habitat: marine.