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nasus, Ostracion Bloch [M. E.] 1785:118, Pl. 138 [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 1; ref. 4866] Nile River mouth, Egypt, eastern Mediterranean Sea. Lectotype: ZMB 6804 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: ZMB 6808 (1, stuffed). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:109 [ref. 24282]. On p. 121 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 4 [ref. 21381]. Lectotype selected by Paepke 1999:109 [ref. 24282]. •Valid as Rhynchostracion nasus (Bloch 1785) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:298 [ref. 19754] as Phynchostracion, Allen & Swainston 1988:154 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:470 [ref. 15987], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:620 [ref. 27969], Larson & Williams 1997:375 [ref. 23967], Lindberg et al. 1997:103 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:244 [ref. 23977], Allen et al. 2006:1907 [ref. 29090]). •Valid as Ostracion nasus Bloch 1785 -- (Myers 1999:288 [ref. 23965], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3949 [ref. 26317], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1083 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:235 [ref. 32988], Matsuura 2014:17 [ref. 33576], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2015:104 [ref. 34319]). Current status: Valid as Ostracion nasus Bloch 1785. Ostraciidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India to east Indian region and Palau, south to Australia, north to Philippines (Note type locality). Habitat: marine.