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varius, Taurichthys Cuvier [G.] 1829:192 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Neotype: MNHN A-0270. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:149 [ref. 20718]. Available as, "...Taurichthys varius, N., très bien rendu, Renard, I, xxx, 164, Valent., no. 71" ('Ikan karbauw hitam manis' of Valentyn 1726:369, fig. 71 [ref. 30358]). See also Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:148, pl. 181 [ref. 1000]. Neotype (as Néo-Holotype, also a Néo-Paratype) designated by Bauchot 1963:149 [ref. 20718]. •Valid as Heniochus varius (Cuvier 1829) -- (Burgess 1978:266 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:163 [ref. 22764], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:186 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:98 [ref. 25477], Blum 1989:12 [ref. 37553], Randall et al. 1990:235 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:150 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:224 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:235 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:169 [ref. 23965], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:884 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:303 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:106 [ref. 25868], Allen 2000:89 [ref. 37268], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3264 [ref. 26117], Nakabo 2002:884 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:43 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:302 [ref. 27125], Myers & Donaldson 2003:630 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:120 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:122 [ref. 27715], Randall 2005:328 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1300 [ref. 29090], Motomura et al. 2010:139 [ref. 31256], Zuo & Tang 2011:1003 [ref. 32151], Allen & Erdmann 2012:541 [ref. 31980], Koeda et al. 2016:58 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2019:193 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Heniochus varius (Cuvier 1829). Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Andaman Sea and Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) east to Micronesia and Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia. Habitat: marine.