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sculptus, Doryichthys Günther [A.] 1870:185 [Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum v. 8; ref. 1995] Fiji Islands [South Pacific]. Lectotype: BMNH 1858.12.27.106. Paralectotypes: BMNH 1858.12.27.107 (1). Lectotype selected by Dawson 1976:56 [ref. 7375]. •Valid as Choeroichthys sculptus (Günther 1870) -- (Dawson 1976:53 [ref. 7375], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:88 [ref. 6441], Dawson 1985:34 [ref. 6541], Dawson 1986:447 [ref. 5650], Paxton et al. 1989:414 [ref. 12442], Winterbottom et al. 1989:19 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:72 [ref. 15987], Randall et al. 1997:72 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:89 [ref. 23965], Paulus 1999:2270 [ref. 24794] as sculpatus, Allen 2000:86 [ref. 37268], Nakabo 2000:521 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:603 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:26 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:521 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:28 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:617 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:10 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:105 [ref. 28239], Paxton et al. 2006:814 [ref. 29073], Fricke et al. 2009:36 [ref. 30213], Kuiter 2009:229 [ref. 30404], Motomura et al. 2010:86 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:188 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:45 [ref. 33932], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 4 [ref. 35615], Fricke et al. 2018:121 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Choeroichthys sculptus (Günther 1870). Syngnathidae: Nerophinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Réunion (Mascarenes) east to Line Islands, Society Islands and Gambier Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and Tonga. Habitat: marine.