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rubripes, Tetraodon Temminck [C. J.] & Schlegel [H.] 1850:283, Pl. 123 (fig. 1) [Fauna Japonica Last part (15); ref. 4375] Coasts of Japan. Lectotype: RMNH D1584 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: BMNH 1845.6.22.227 (stuffed), 1846.2.16.14 (stuffed); RMNH D1583 (1, stuffed), D1585 (1, stuffed), 3996 (1); ZMB 8122 [ex RMNH] (1, dry). Lectotype selected by Boeseman 1947:204 [ref. 12876]. •Valid as Sphaeroides rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel 1850) -- (Berg 1949:1194 [ref. 20662]). •Valid as Fugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel 1850) -- (Cheng & Zhou 1997:487 [ref. 26385] dated 1847, Wang et al. 2001:338 [ref. 26566]). •Valid as Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel 1850) -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:363 [ref. 6441], Lindberg et al. 1997:120 [ref. 23547], Kim 1997:506 [ref. 24032], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:14 [ref. 24670], Nakabo 2000:1426 [ref. 25182], Song et al. 2001:129 [ref. 25468], Ebert 2001:79 [ref. 25494], Kim & Park 2002:426 [ref. 25913], Nakabo 2002:1426 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:453, 700 [ref. 26218], Parin 2003:S35 [ref. 28536], Parin et al. 2014:554 [ref. 33547], Dyldin et al. 2016:136 [ref. 34682], Dyldin & Orlov 2017:203 [ref. 35257]). Current status: Valid as Takifugu rubripes (Temminck & Schlegel 1850). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Western North Pacific. Habitat: brackish, marine.