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verrucosus, Balistes Linnaeus [C.] 1758:328 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] India. Holotype (unique): NRM LP 38. Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:275 [ref. 20707]. •Valid as Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Dor 1984:277 [ref. 29757], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:359 [ref. 6441], Matsuura & Shiobara 1989:317 [ref. 13563], Randall et al. 1990:457 [ref. 15987], Suzuki & Uno 1992:3 [ref. 24139], Goren & Dor 1994:73 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:240 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:457 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:283 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:585 [ref. 24106], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1400 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:124 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3926 [ref. 26315], Nakabo 2002:1400 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:64 [ref. 26830], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:220 [ref. 27510], Allen et al. 2006:1875 [ref. 29098], Golani & Bogorodsky 2010:85 [ref. 35264], Motomura et al. 2010:233 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1065 [ref. 31980], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2014:194 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:112 [ref. 35333], Golani & Fricke 2018:178 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:324 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Rhinecanthus verrucosus (Linnaeus 1758). Balistidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Gulf of Aden, East Africa, Seychelles, Mauritius (Mascarenes) and Chagos Archipelago east to Philippines, New Ireland (Papua New Guinea) and Vanuatu, north to southern Japan, south to Australia and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.