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laternarius, Pegasus Cuvier [G.] 1829:364 [Le R├Ęgne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Indian seas. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-6018 (dry). Paralectotypes: MNHN 1989-1268 [ex MNHN 0000-6018] (3, dry). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:59 [ref. 20738]. Lectotype selected by Palsson & Pietsch 1989:19 [ref. 13536]. Also appeared as new in Valenciennes in Cuvier 1836-1849:332 [ref. 4980]. •Valid as Pegasus laternarius Cuvier 1829 (often dated 1816) -- (Palsson & Pietsch 1989:19 [ref. 13536] dated 1816, Lindberg et al. 1997:249 [ref. 23547] dated 1816, Pietsch & Palsson 1999:2262 [ref. 24792] dated 1816, Nakabo 2000:515 [ref. 25086] dated 1816, Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:603 [ref. 25122] dated 1816, Nakabo 2002:515 [ref. 26001] dated 1816, Adrim et al. 2004:119 [ref. 27715], Kuiter 2009:317 [ref. 30404] dated 1816, Yoshida et al. 2013:68 [ref. 34464] dated 1816, Osterhage et al. 2016:2 [ref. 34325]). •Valid as Spinipegasus laternarius (Cuvier 1829) -- (Prokofiev 2017:646 [809] [ref. 35721] dated 1816). Current status: Valid as Spinipegasus laternarius (Cuvier 1829). Pegasidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka east to Japan. Habitat: marine.