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margaritatus, Tetraodon Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:66 [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] El-Tor, Sinai coast, Egypt, Gulf of Suez, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): SMF (lost). •Valid as Canthigaster margaritata (Rüppell 1829) -- (Allen & Randall 1977:483 [ref. 6714], Dor 1984:285 [ref. 29757], Goren & Dor 1994:74 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:405 [ref. 22896], Myers 1999:291 [ref. 23965], Mishra et al. 1999:89 [ref. 25315], Moura & Castro 2002:45 [ref. 25970], Randall 2005:651 [ref. 28239], Matsuura & Toda 2005:120 [ref. 28613], Randall 2007:492 [ref. 30952], DiBattista et al. 2015:22 [ref. 35706] dated 1826, Fricke et al. 2018:386 [ref. 35805], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[7] 245 [ref. 36492], Golani & Fricke 2018:182 [ref. 36273], Mishra et al. 2019:300 [ref. 36950]). Current status: Valid as Canthigaster margaritata (Rüppell 1829). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indian Ocean: East Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Andaman Sea. Habitat: marine.