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paxtoni, Corythoichthys Dawson [C. E.] 1977:335, Figs. 20-21 [Copeia 1977 (no. 2); ref. 7048] One Tree Island, Capricorn Group, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia, depth 0.6-1.8 meters. Holotype: AMS I.18598-001. Paratypes: AMNH 33907 (1), 33929 (2), 33948 (1), 33958 (1); AMS 15617-001 (2), 15686-005 (2), I.18246-001 (1), I.18595-001 (3), I.18596-001 (2), I.18597-001 (1); ANSP (8, 3 lots); BPBM 14442 (5); CAS 13729 (1), 13845 (1); GCRL (7, 5 lots); LACM 33723-75 (4); USNM 214978-80 (1, 5, 5, 20), 214983-84 (2, 2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1984:159 [ref. 13621]. •Valid as Corythoichthys paxtoni Dawson 1977 -- (Dawson 1985:45 [ref. 6541], Paxton et al. 1989:415 [ref. 12442], Paulus 1999:2270 [ref. 24794], Fricke 2004:18 [ref. 28269], Paxton et al. 2006:816 [ref. 29073], Allen & Erdmann 2008:122 [ref. 29478], Kuiter 2009:202 [ref. 30404], Fricke et al. 2011:375 [ref. 31242], Hamilton et al. 2016:Supplement 1 [ref. 35615]). Current status: Valid as Corythoichthys paxtoni Dawson 1977. Syngnathidae: Syngnathinae. Distribution: Western Pacific: Great Barrier Reef (eastern Australia), and Chesterfield Islands (New Caledonia). Habitat: marine.