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kumu, Trigla Cuvier [G.] (ex Lesson) 1829:50 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 4; ref. 998] New Zealand. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-6926 (1), 0000-6931 (1). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:36 [ref. 20738]. Also appeared in Lesson 1831:214, Poissons Pl. 19 [ref. 2776]. Although Cuvier cites Pl. 19 of Lesson in a footnote, the fish plates were apparently issued with the fish text in 1830-31 [see remarks under Lesson 1831, ref. 2776, also see printed announcement for the series in the copy of this work at the California Academy of Sciences main library]. •Valid as Trigla kumu Cuvier 1829 -- (Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:96 [ref. 15964]). •Valid as Chelidonichthys kumu (Cuvier 1829) -- (Hardy 1982:207 [ref. 8473], Heemstra 1982:292 [ref. 5416], Heemstra 1986:487 [ref. 5660], Paxton et al. 1989:454 [ref. 12442], Paulin et al. 1989:170 [ref. 24556], Yabe in Amaoka et al. 1990:235 [ref. 16024], Kuiter 1993:110 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:160 [ref. 25479], Gomon et al. 1994:495 [ref. 22532], Chen et al. 1997:170 [ref. 26476], Cheng & Zhou 1997:420 [ref. 26385] with authorship as Lesson & Garnot 1830, Kuiter 1997:94 [ref. 25488], Richards 1999:2364 [ref. 24797], Sokolovskaya et al. 1998:9 [ref. 24670], Johnson 1999:728 [ref. 25471], Lee 2000:2 [ref. 25174], Wang et al. 2001:292 [ref. 26566] with authorship as Lesson & Garnot 1830, Hutchins 2001:28 [ref. 25847], Youn 2002:253, 566 [ref. 26218] with authorship as Lesson & Garnot, Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:151 [ref. 28072], Mundy 2005:334 [ref. 28379], Paxton et al. 2006:922 [ref. 29074], Gomon & Last 2008:508 [ref. 30651], Struthers & Gomon 2015:1108 [ref. 34286]). Current status: Valid as Chelidonichthys kumu (Cuvier 1829). Triglidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: Australia to Lord Howe Island and New Zealand. Previous records from other areas are probably misidentifications [ref. 34286]. Habitat: brackish, marine.