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vermiculatus, Amphacanthus Valenciennes [A.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1835:126 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 10; ref. 1004] New Guinea. Lectotype: MNHN A-6956. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-6957 (1), ?RMNH D1111 or D1113 (1). Type catalog: Bauchot 1965:575 [ref. 19223] but use of "Holotype for A.6956 not regarded as lectotype designation. Lectotype selected by Woodland 1990:100 [ref. 19220] on holotype designation of Bauchot. •Synonym in part of Siganus sutor [Mauritius paralectotype] -- (Fricke 1999:532 [ref. 24106], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377]). •Valid as Siganus vermiculatus (Valenciennes 1835) -- (Kishimoto in Masuda et al. 1984:234 [ref. 6441], Kawanabe & Mizuno 1989:544 [ref. 25598], Randall et al. 1990:440 [ref. 15987], Woodland 1990:98 [ref. 19220], Allen 1991:204 [ref. 21090], Kottelat et al. 1993:158 [ref. 23448], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:550 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:224 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:440 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:268 [ref. 23965], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1316 [ref. 25182], Sarkar et al. 2000:197 [ref. 25422], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:156 [ref. 26232], Sakai et al. 2001:121 [ref. 25693], Woodland 2001:3646 [ref. 26300], Nakabo 2002:1316 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:646 [ref. 27495], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:200 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:603 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1727 [ref. 29090], Motomura et al. 2010:225 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1014 [ref. 31980], Kottelat 2013:441 [ref. 32989], Fricke et al. 2014:180 [ref. 33932], Suresh et al. 2018:300 [ref. 36495], Fricke et al. 2019:298 [ref. 36673], Psomadakis et al. 2020:557 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Siganus vermiculatus (Valenciennes 1835). Siganidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India and Sri Lanka east to Micronesia and Fiji. Habitat: brackish, marine.