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poecilopterus, Exocoetus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:112, Pl. 561 [not 527] [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] New Britain Island, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Sea, western Pacific. Holotype (unique): MNHN B-0835. Type catalog: Bruun 1937:184 [ref. 12982], Collette et al. 1997:12 [ref. 22813]. •Valid as Cypselurus poecilopterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:80 [ref. 6441], Paxton et al. 1989:333 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:15 [ref. 13251], Fricke 1999:121 [ref. 24106], Parin 1999:2175 [ref. 24786], Allen 2000:85 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:556 [ref. 25086], Parin in Randall & Lim 2000:600 [ref. 25122], Shimizu 2001:23 [ref. 25799], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Kim et al. 2001:107 [ref. 25722], Nakabo 2002:556 [ref. 26001], Choi et al. 2003:221, 547 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S100 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:615 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:68 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3317 [ref. 27945], Mundy 2005:287 [ref. 28379], Fricke et al. 2009:30 [ref. 30213], Shakhovskoy & Parin 2010:559 [ref. 31020], Motomura et al. 2010:82 [ref. 31256], Fricke et al. 2011:370 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:67 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:61 [ref. 34464], Shakhovskoy 2018:56 [ref. 36429], Jayakumar et al. 2019:703 [ref. 37111], Psomadakis et al. 2020:344 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Cypselurus poecilopterus (Valenciennes 1847). Exocoetidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Mascarenes east to Wake Atoll and Johnston Atoll, Samoa and Tonga, north to southern Japan, south to North-West Cape (Western Australia), Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.