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Scatophagus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:136 Masc. Chaetodon argus Linnaeus 1766. Type by subsequent designation. Type designated by Jordan 1917:136 [ref. 2407]. Prenes Gistel 1848 and Cacodoxus Cantor 1849 are unneeded replacements, Scatophagus not preoccupied. See also Kottelat 2010:303 [ref. 31206], ICZN Case 3528. •Valid as Scatophagus Cuvier 1831 -- (Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:182 [ref. 6441], Gosline 1985:355 [ref. 5283], Arnoult 1986:341 [ref. 6213], Heemstra 1986:604 [ref. 5660], Ataur Rahman 1989:322 [ref. 24860], Ye in Pan et al. 1991:412 [ref. 23876], Allen 1991:142 [ref. 21090], Tyler & Sorbini 1999:370 [ref. 25312], Kottelat 2001:3624 [ref. 26299], Parin 2003:S25 [ref. 28536], Ataur Rahman 2003:348 [ref. 31338], Parenti 2004:2 [ref. 27605], Allen et al. 2006:1721 [ref. 29090], Coad 2010:268 [ref. 36620], Kottelat 2010:303 [ref. 31206], Kottelat 2013:438 [ref. 32989], Parin et al. 2014:506 [ref. 33547], Motomura et al. 2017:202 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:347 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:296 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Scatophagus Cuvier 1831. Scatophagidae.