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lituratus, Acanthurus Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:216 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] No locality stated [Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific]. Syntypes: BMNH 1962.12.14.7-9 (3). Based on description in manuscript by Forster (Johann Reinhold Forster, 1729-1798, German explorer and naturalist of Cook's second voyage). •Valid as Callicanthus lituratus (Forster 1801) -- (Chen et al. 1997:156 [ref. 26476], Lobel & Lobel 2004:77 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:30 [ref. 27624], Randall et al. 2004:30 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3330 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:593 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:494 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1741 [ref. 29094], Randall 2007:437 [ref. 30952], Ho et al. 2011:210 [ref. 31484], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1032 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:214 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:185 [ref. 33932]). •Valid as Naso lituratus (Forster 1801) -- (Dor 1984:257 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:230 [ref. 6441], Randall 1986:821 [ref. 5706], Allen & Swainston 1988:140 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:64 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:431 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:68 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:390 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:558 [ref. 27969] with authors as Bloch & Schneider, Allen 1997:224 [ref. 23977], Yokogawa & Abe 1997:2 [ref. 24373], Kuiter 1997:370 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:431 [ref. 25919], Borden 1998:105 [ref. 23309], Myers 1999:274 [ref. 25488], Fricke 1999:547 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:28 [ref. 25829], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1322 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:434 [ref. 25191], Lee et al. 2000:96 [ref. 25432], Randall & Earle 2000:21 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:123 [ref. 25858], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:104 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:270 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:104 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:172 [ref. 25489], Randall 2001:3679 [ref. 26301], Nakabo 2002:1322 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:415, 669 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:63 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:647 [ref. 27495], Adrim et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27715], Motomura et al. 2010:228 [ref. 31256], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988] with authorship as Bloch & Schneider 1801, Koeda et al. 2016:103 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2019:304 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Naso lituratus (Forster 1801). Acanthuridae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western and central Pacific: Indonesia and Cocos-Keeling Islands east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia, Tonga and Rapa. Habitat: marine.