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guttatus, Acanthurus Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:215 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Otahaitee [Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Holotype (unique): ?BMNH 1962.12.14.6. Based on description in manuscript by Forster (Johann Reinhold Forster, 1729-1798, German explorer and naturalist of Cook's second voyage). Author given as 'Schn.' (Schneider). •Valid as Acanthurus guttatus Forster 1801 -- (Randall 1956:184 [ref. 12221], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:231 [ref. 6441], Winterbottom et al. 1989:63 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:422 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:228 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:422 [ref. 25919], Anderson et al. 1998:28 [ref. 23611], Myers 1999:270 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:536 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:27 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:93 [ref. 37268], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1326 [ref. 25182] with authors as Forster & Schneider, Randall & Earle 2000:21 [ref. 25806], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:40 [ref. 26232] dated 1802, Randall 2001:3664 [ref. 26301], Nakabo 2002:1326 [ref. 26193] with authors as Forster & Schneider, Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], with authors as Forster & Schneider, Lobel & Lobel 2004:76 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:576 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:487 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1735 [ref. 29094] with authorship as Bloch & Schneider, Randall 2007:422 [ref. 30952], Béarez & Séret 2009:151 [ref. 36646], Fricke et al. 2009:106 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1020 [ref. 31980], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988], Cambra et al. 2018:2 [ref. 36349], Fricke et al. 2019:299 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Acanthurus guttatus Forster 1801. Acanthuridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Mascarenes, Maldives and Chagos Archipelago east to Hawaiian Islands, Marquesas Islands and Tuamotu Archipelago, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia, Australia and Rapa; eastern Pacific: Clipperton Atoll and Isla del Coco (Costa Rica). Habitat: marine.