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nitidus, Spheroides Griffin [L. T.] 1921:356, Pl. 55 (fig. 2) [Transactions of the New Zealand Institute v. 53; ref. 15343] Auckland Harbor and Tauranga Harbor, New Zealand. Syntypes: AIM MA 327 (1), 32173 (1). Original genus should have been Sphoeroides. Trnski personal communication (12/1/2017) on type status. •Valid as Sphoeroides nitidus Griffin 1921. •Synonym of Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus 1758). Current status: Synonym of Lagocephalus lagocephalus (Linnaeus 1758). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Southwestern Pacific [if valid]. Habitat: marine.