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polylepis, Chaetodon Bleeker [P.] 1857:54 [Acta Societatis Regiae Scientiarum Indo-Ne√™rlandicae v. 2 (art. 7); ref. 356] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes (3) and/or Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1880.4.21.114 (1). •Valid as Hemitaurichthys polylepis (Bleeker 1857) -- (Burgess 1978:199 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:163 [ref. 22764], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:186 [ref. 6441], Blum 1989:12 [ref. 37553], Randall et al. 1990:233 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:154 [ref. 23977], Larson & Williams 1997:363 [ref. 23967], Kuiter 1997:210 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:233 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:167 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:18 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:89 [ref. 37268], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:887 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:301 [ref. 25191], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3261 [ref. 26117], Nakabo 2002:887 [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], Randall 2005:325 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:401 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1298 [ref. 29090], Motomura et al. 2010:138 [ref. 31256], Zuo & Tang 2011:1003 [ref. 32151], Allen & Erdmann 2012:538 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:104 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:57 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:9 [ref. 35354], Astakhov & Savinkin 2019:239 [272] [ref. 36841], Fricke et al. 2019:191 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Hemitaurichthys polylepis (Bleeker 1857). Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Eastern Indian Ocean, western Pacific: Andaman Sea and Christmas Island (Indian Ocean) east to Hawaiian Islands, northern Line Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia), New Caledonia, Tonga and Austral Islands. Habitat: marine.