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sceleratus, Tetrodon Gmelin [J. F.] (ex Forster) 1789:1444 [Caroli a LinnĂ© ... Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae v. 1 (pt 3); ref. 18139] American [in error] and Pacific. No types known. Original genus should have been spelled Tetraodon. •Valid as Pleuranacanthus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Kyushin et al. 1982:302 [ref. 19754]). •Valid as Lagocephalus sceleratus (Forster 1789) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:156 [ref. 25477], Baranes & Golani 1993:312 [ref. 22372], Krishnan & Mishra 1994:302 [ref. 24014], Goren & Dor 1994:75 [ref. 25356], Allen 1997:248 [ref. 23977], Johnson 1999:755 [ref. 25471], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:468 [ref. 25191]). •Valid as Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Dor 1984:286 [ref. 29757], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:364 [ref. 6441], Matsuura in Okamura et al. 1985:639, 749 [ref. 8056], Smith & Heemstra 1986:901 [ref. 5714], Gomon et al. 1994:907 [ref. 22532], Randall 1995:404 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:625 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:155 [ref. 23547], Carpenter et al. 1997:240 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:416 [ref. 25488], Fricke 1999:611 [ref. 24106], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1430 [ref. 25182], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3957 [ref. 26317], Nakabo 2002:1430 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:453, 697 [ref. 26218], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Mishra & Krishnan 2003:51 [ref. 27712] with author as Forster, Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:647 [ref. 28239], Hoese et al. 2006:1922 [ref. 29099], Fricke et al. 2007:117 [ref. 29533], Matsuura 2008:852 [ref. 30661], Fricke et al. 2009:122 [ref. 30213], Iwatsubo et al. 2009:21 [ref. 30933], Motomura et al. 2010:238 [ref. 31256], Larson et al. 2013:237 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:200 [ref. 33932], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[22] 260 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:388 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:182 [ref. 36273], Artüz & Fricke 2019:561 [ref. 36612], Hoschke et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Philippines, north to southern Japan, south to northern Australia and New Caledonia; Mediterranean Sea and Sea of Marmara (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.