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Paracanthurus Bleeker [P.] 1863:252 Masc. Teuthis hepatus of Bloch & Schneider (not of Linnaeus) 1801. Type by monotypy. According to Fowler (MS) this is based on a misidentified type species, not Teuthis hepatus Linnaeus; Randall 1986 says based on hepatus Linnaeus in part. •Valid as Paracanthurus Bleeker 1863 -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:230 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:817 [ref. 5706], Tyler et al. 1989:37 [ref. 13460], Blot & Tyler 1990:28 [ref. 19415], Winterbottom 1993:36 [ref. 20307], Guiasu & Winterbottom 1993:300 [ref. 21023], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:69 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:3654 [ref. 26301], Allen et al. 2006:1743 [ref. 29094], Kottelat 2013:440 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2018:356 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Paracanthurus Bleeker 1863. Acanthuridae.