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thorpei, Naso (Atulonotus) Smith [J. L. B.] 1966:670, Fig. 9B [Ichthyological Bulletin, Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University No. 32; ref. 9066] Durban, KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 603. •Valid as Naso thorpei Smith 1966 -- (Randall 1986:822 [ref. 5706], Randall et al. 1990:431 [ref. 15987], Allen et al. 2006:1741 [ref. 29094]). •Questionably distinct from Naso hexacanthus (Bleeker 1855) -- (Randall & Bell 1992:346 [ref. 20252], Randall 2001:171 [ref. 25459], Hutchins 2001:270 [ref. 25841]). •Questionable synonym of Naso hexacanthus (Bleeker 1855) -- (Randall 2001:3678 [ref. 26301], Randall 2005:593 [ref. 28239], Randall 2007:436 [ref. 30952]). •Synonym of Naso hexacanthus (Beeker 1855) -- (Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:354 [ref. 28867]). Current status: Synonym of Naso hexacanthus (Bleeker 1855). Acanthuridae. Habitat: marine.