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cubicus, Ostracion Linnaeus [C.] 1758:332 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] India. No types known. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:599 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Valid as Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus 1758 -- (Dor 1984:282 [ref. 29757], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:362 [ref. 6441], Smith 1986:892 [ref. 5712], Allen & Swainston 1988:154 [ref. 25477], Paulin et al. 1989:244 [ref. 24556], Winterbottom et al. 1989:69 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:469 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:415 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:74 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:399 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:620 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:104 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:244 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:238 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:408 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:469 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:287 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:597 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:754 [ref. 25471], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1416 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:464 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:281 [ref. 25480], Randall & Earle 2000:22 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:124 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3950 [ref. 26317], Nakabo 2002:1416 [ref. 26193], Itoh et al. 2002:144 [ref. 26531], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:650 [ref. 27495], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:225 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:78 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3332 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:640 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:531 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1906 [ref. 29090], Randall 2007:485 [ref. 30952], Fricke et al. 2009:119 [ref. 30213], Matsuura 2009:333 [ref. 31171], Motomura et al. 2010:236 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1082 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:235 [ref. 32988], Matsuura 2014:17 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2014:197 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988], Stewart & Roberts 2015:1728 [ref. 34322], Koeda et al. 2016:113 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354]). Current status: Valid as Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus 1758. Ostraciidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan and Ryukyu Islands and Ogasawara Islands, south to New Caledonia, northern New Zealand, Lord Howe Island and Rapa, straying to Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.