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polyacanthus, Cheilodipterus Vaillant [L. L.] 1877:29 [Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (6th Série) v. 12 [1875]; ref. 17849] Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-4096. Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1987:65 [ref. 12478]. •Valid as Coranthus polyacanthus (Vaillant 1877) -- (Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:145 [ref. 6441], Fricke 1999:234 [ref. 24106], Nakabo 2000:752 [ref. 25086], Nakabo 2002:752 [ref. 26001], Shinohara et al. 2005:432 [ref. 28370], Fricke et al. 2009:52 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1200 [ref. 31980]). •Valid as Amioides polyacanthus (Vaillant 1877) -- (Fraser 2013:26 [ref. 32555], Mabuchi et al. 2014:196 [ref. 33426], Mabuchi et al. 2015:39 [ref. 34429], Motomura et al. 2017:96 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:164 [ref. 35805], Kuiter & Kozawa 2019:4 [ref. 36965]). Current status: Valid as Amioides polyacanthus (Vaillant 1877). Apogonidae: Amioidinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Réunion, Comores, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Indonesia, north to southern Japan, south to Vanuatu. Habitat: marine.