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echarpe, Balistes Anonymous [Lacep├Ęde [B. G. E.]] 1798:682 [Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung 1798 (pt. 3) (no. 287) (for 24 Sept. 1798); ref. 13098] Mauritius. Syntypes: MNHN B-3047 (3, dry). Type catalog: Beaunier et al. 2009:288 [ref. 28887]. On Code recommendation 51D, the anonymous author is listed as Lacep├Ęde in square brackets. The same as Balistes rectangulus Bloch & Schneider 1801 with same types. •Regarded as valid as Rhinecanthus echarpe (Anonymous [Lacepède] 1798) -- (Chen et al. 1997:181 [ref. 26476]). •Current usage is as a synonym of Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (see Randall 2007:472 [ref. 30952], Beaunier et al. 2009:288-289 [ref. 28887]). Current status: Synonym of Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Balistidae. Habitat: marine.