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auranticavus, Acanthurus Randall [J. E.] 1956:210, Figs. 2u, 19 [Pacific Science v. 10 (no. 2); ref. 12221] Atulayan Island, Lagonoy Gulf, eastern coast of Luzon Island, Philippines. Holotype: USNM 136194. Paratypes: BMNH 1956.8.14.1 [ex USNM 136188] (1); CAS-SU 47695 [ex USNM 163619] (2); USNM 136202 (1), 163823 (1). •Valid as Acanthurus auranticavus Randall 1956 -- (Randall et al. 1990:420 [ref. 15987], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:553 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:228 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:366 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:420 [ref. 25919], Randall in Randall & Lim 2000:642 [ref. 25122], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:44 [ref. 26232], Randall 2001:3664 [ref. 26301], Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], Adrim et al. 2004:127 [ref. 27715], Randall et al. 2005:131 [ref. 28745], Allen et al. 2006:1734 [ref. 29094], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1019 [ref. 31980], Carpenter et al. 2017:41 [ref. 35143], Moore et al. 2020:110 [ref. 37357]). Current status: Valid as Acanthurus auranticavus Randall 1956. Acanthuridae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Seychelles and Maldives east to Indonesia, north to Philippines, south to Kimberley (Western Australia) and Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia). Habitat: marine.