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Etroplus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1830:486 Masc. Etroplus meleagris Cuvier 1830 (= Chaetodon suratensis Bloch 1790). Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Desmarest 1856:223 [ref. 17401] -- see Whitley 1939:223 [ref. 25866] but Whitley has wrong date for Desmarest. Bloch's species suratensis needlessly renamed meleagris by Cuvier. •Valid as Etroplus Cuvier 1830 -- (Jayaram 1981:337 [ref. 6497], Menon et al. 1993 [ref. 20877], Kullander 1998:494 [ref. 23855], Stiassny et al. 2001:31 [ref. 25402], Carpenter 2001:3334 [ref. 26131], Sparks 2008:5 [ref. 29766], Kottelat 2013:374 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Valid as Etroplus Cuvier 1830. Cichlidae: Etroplinae.