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spilonotopterus, Exocoetus Bleeker [P.] 1865:113 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 3; ref. 418] Padang, Sumatra [Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, eastern Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1866.5.2.37. •Valid as Cypselurus spilonotopterus (Bleeker 1865) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:81 [ref. 6441], Nakabo 2000:561 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:561 [ref. 26001]). •Valid as Cheilopogon spilonotopterus (Bleeker 1865) -- (Abe 1994:1270 [ref. 23438], Parin in Fischer et al. 1995:1099 [ref. 22829], Parin 1996:305 [ref. 23179], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:252 [ref. 24023], Parin 1999:2172 [ref. 24786], Parin in Randall & Lim 2000:600 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:24 [ref. 25847], Myers & Donaldson 2003:615 [ref. 27495] as spilonopterus, Nelson et al. 2004:100 [ref. 27807], Mundy 2005:285 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:727 [ref. 29073] dated 1866, Dyer & Westneat 2010:601 [ref. 31446] dated 1866, McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957] dated 1866, Fricke et al. 2011:370 [ref. 31242], Larson et al. 2013:67 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:38 [ref. 33932], Fourriére et al. 2016:456 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:607 [ref. 34923]). Current status: Valid as Cheilopogon spilonotopterus (Bleeker 1865). Exocoetidae. Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa east to Hawaiian Islands, Revillagigedo and Malpelo islands and Gal├ípagos Archipelago, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Austral Islands. Habitat: marine.