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rectangulus, Balistes Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] (ex Lacepède & Commerson) 1801:465 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: MNHN B-3047 (3, dry). Type catalog: Beaunier et al. 2009:291 [ref. 28887]. Based on the 'Baliste écharpe' of Lacepède 1798:352 [ref. 2708], which was based on a description in manuscript by Commerson [Philibert Commerson, 1727-1773, French explorer and naturalist], with three underlying specimens (MNHN syntypes). •Doubtfully valid as Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Dor 1984:277 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:358 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:880 [ref. 5714], Allen & Swainston 1988:150 [ref. 25477], Matsuura & Shiobara 1989:317 [ref. 13563], Winterbottom et al. 1989:68 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:456 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:396 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:73 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:238 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:386 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:456 [ref. 25919], Randall & Mundy 1998:331 [ref. 24063], Myers 1999:282 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:585 [ref. 24106], Randall 1999:30 [ref. 25829], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1400 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:457 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:22 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:124 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3925 [ref. 26315], Nakabo 2002:1400 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:64 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S123 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:649 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:77 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:31 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3331 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:443 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:627 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:525 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1874 [ref. 29098], Randall 2007:472 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:117 [ref. 30213], Matsuura 2009:328 [ref. 31171], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:85 [ref. 35264], Motomura et al. 2010:233 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1065 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:272 [ref. 32706], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2014:193 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:119 [ref. 36167], Struthers 2015:1715 [ref. 34302], Koeda et al. 2016:111 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:378 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Rhinecanthus rectangulus (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Balistidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island and Kermadec Islands. Habitat: marine.