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spilopterus, Exocoetus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1847:113 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 19; ref. 4883] Oualan, Caroline Islands, western Pacific. No types preserved. Type catalog: Collette et al. 1997:23 [ref. 22813]. Not the same as Exocoetus spilopus Valenciennes 1846. Based on a drawing by Mertens (Karl Heinrich Mertens, 1796-2830, German explorer and naturalist). •Valid as Cypselurus spilopterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Yoshino in Masuda et al. 1984:81 [ref. 6441], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:181 [ref. 27969], Nakabo 2000:556 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:556 [ref. 26001]). •Valid as Cheilopogon spilopterus (Valenciennes 1847) -- (Paxton et al. 1989:333 [ref. 12442], Abe 1994:1264 [ref. 23438], Parin 1996:305 [ref. 23179], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:176 [ref. 27969], Parin 1999:2172 [ref. 24786], Parin in Randall & Lim 2000:600 [ref. 25122], Myers & Donaldson 2003:615 [ref. 27495] dated 1846, Kimura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:27 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:9 [ref. 27624], Mundy 2005:286 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:727 [ref. 29073], Fricke et al. 2011:370 [ref. 31242], Zajonz et al. 2019:66 [ref. 36871] as cf. spilopterus, Psomadakis et al. 2020:342 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Cheilopogon spilopterus (Valenciennes 1847). Exocoetidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific. Habitat: marine.