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stellatus, Scarus Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:26, x [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. No types known. For problems of original genus see Woodland 1990:80 [ref. 19220]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:531 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Siganus stellatus (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:260 [ref. 29757], Woodland 1986:824 [ref. 6299], Randall et al. 1990:439 [ref. 15987], Woodland 1990:78 [ref. 19220] and as a Red Sea subspecies stellatus, Goren & Dor 1994:69 [ref. 25356], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:549 [ref. 27969], Myers 1999:267 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:531 [ref. 24106], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:174 [ref. 26232], Woodland 2001:3645 [ref. 26300], Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377] as a subspecies, Kimura in Kimura & Matsuura 2009:299 [ref. 31172], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1013 [ref. 31980], DiBattista et al. 2015:22 [ref. 35706], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[17] 255 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:169 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Siganus stellatus (Forsskål 1775). Siganidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indian Ocean: East Africa east to western Indonesia. Habitat: brackish, marine.