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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], 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], 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 and central Pacific: Andaman Sea 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.