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Aracana (subgenus of Ostracion) Gray [J. E.] 1838:110 Fem. Ostracion auritus Shaw 1798. Type by monotypy. "Valid" but dates to Gray 1833 [ref. 1878] as Acarana. In 1838 there were 5 included species; type designated by Bleeker 1866:15 [ref. 417] if needed. Above spelling is apparently an incorrect subsequent spelling of Acarana Gray 1833 and not a new genus name but it is in current usage. Tropigaster Billberg 1833 is a senior synonym (see Kullander 2016:109 [ref. 34147]), but Aracana Gray 1833 is in prevailing usage and therefore here used as the valid name for the genus. •Treated as valid with this spelling -- (Tyler 1980:205 [ref. 4477], Winterbottom & Tyler 1983:902 [ref. 5320], Arai 1983:202 [ref. 14249], Gomon et al. 1994:897 [ref. 22532], Lindberg et al. 1997:96 [ref. 23547], Allen et al. 2006:1903 [ref. 29090], Matsuura 2006:273 [ref. 29182], Matsuura 2008:846 [ref. 30661], Matsuura 2014:15 [ref. 33576], Matsuura & Middleton 2016:[1] [ref. 34882] dated 1833). Current status: Valid as Aracana Gray 1833. Aracanidae.