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liturosus, Diodon Shaw [G.] (ex Lacepède) 1804:436 [General zoology or systematic natural history; ref. 4015] Indian Seas. No types known. Based on the "Diodon tacheté" of Lacepède 1800. •Valid as Diodon liturosus Shaw 1804 -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:366 [ref. 6441], Leis 1986:906 [ref. 5686], Allen & Swainston 1988:156 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:480 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:425 [ref. 23929], Randall 1994:272 [ref. 21644], Randall 1995:408 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:629 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:175 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:248 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:422 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:480 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:291 [ref. 23965], Leis in Randall & Lim 2000:649 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1432 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:471 [ref. 25191], Matsuura & Peristiwady in Matsuura & Peristiwady 2000:334 [ref. 27511], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Leis 2001:3964 [ref. 26318], Nakabo 2002:1432 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:651 [ref. 27495], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:230 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27715], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:457 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:654 [ref. 28239], Leis 2006:88 [ref. 28932], Bray et al. 2006:1934 [ref. 29091], Fricke et al. 2009:123 [ref. 30213], Matsuura 2009:338 [ref. 31171], Motomura et al. 2010:240 [ref. 31256], Bogorodsky et al. 2011:57 [ref. 31559], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1099 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:240 [ref. 32988], Matsuura 2014:25 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2014:200 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:19 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:390 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:183 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Valid as Diodon liturosus Shaw 1804. Diodontidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East and South Africa, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.