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rostratus, Exocoetus Günther [A.] 1866:280 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 6; ref. 1983] Hawaiian Islands [in error, eastern Pacific]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1855.9.19.1060. The original locality of Sandwich Islands is in error. •Synonym of Fodiator acutus (Valenciennes 1847), but a valid subspecies -- (Pequeño 1989:50 [ref. 14125], Parin in Fischer et al. 1995: [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:139 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:254 [ref. 24023], Mundy 2005:288 [ref. 28379], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:190 [ref. 30957]). •Valid as Fodiator rostratus (Günther 1866) -- (Parin & Belyanina 2002:296 [ref. 26169], Palacios-Salgado et al. 2014:236 [ref. 36362], Lewallen et al. 2017:1753 [ref. 35395]). Current status: Valid as Fodiator rostratus (Günther 1866). Exocoetidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific. Habitat: marine.