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declivis, Chaetodon Randall [J. E.] 1975:16, Pl. 3 (fig. 3) [Uo (Japanese Society of Ichthyologists) No. 25; ref. 7464] Off point at northern side of Hanauu Bay, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands, depth 23 meters. Holotype: BPBM 11734. Paratypes: BPBM 11733 (2), CAS 33467 [ex BPBM 11777] (1), MNHN 1975-0695 [ex BPBM 11777] (1), USNM 214674 [ex BPBM 11777] (1). Also appeared as new as Burgess & Randall in Burgess 1978 as declevis; based on the same specimens. •Valid as Chaetodon declivis Randall 1975 -- (Allen 1980:162 [ref. 22764], Myers 1999:166 [ref. 23965], Randall & Earle 2000:15 [ref. 25806], Pyle 2001:3239 [ref. 26117], Smith et al. 2003:304 [ref. 27125], Randall 2005:312 [ref. 28239], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33988]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon declivis Randall 1975. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Western and central Pacific. Habitat: marine.