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flavimaculosus, Torquigener Hardy [G. S.] & Randall [J. E.] 1983:14, Figs. 1-2 [Israel Journal of Zoology v. 32 (no. 1); ref. 8335] Northwestern shore of Gulf of Aqaba, Nuweiba El Muzeini, Egypt, Red Sea, depth 3 meters. Holotype: BPBM 19822. Paratypes: BMNH 1925.9.19.145 (1), 1925.12.31.67 (1), 1939.5.24.1859 (1); BPBM 21511 (3), 28189 (2); CAS 51287 (1); HUJ 6377 (10), 6509 (3), 10901 (1); NMNZ P.13135 (1, c&s); SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 17281 (1); USNM 238947 (1). Type catalog: Hardy 1990:15 [ref. 18942], Golani 2006:35 [ref. 28840]. •Valid as Torquigener flavimaculosus Hardy & Randall 1983 -- (Hardy 1989:122 [ref. 17672], Goren & Dor 1994:75 [ref. 25356] as flavimaculatus, Randall 1995:404 [ref. 22896], Carpenter et al. 1997:241 [ref. 23922], Golani 1998:97 [ref. 27567], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Golani 2005:65 [ref. 37112], Fricke et al. 2007:118 [ref. 29533], Zenetos et al. 2010:414 [ref. 31201], Bogorodsky & Randall 2018:[22] 260 [ref. 36492], Fricke et al. 2018:389 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:183 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:138 [ref. 37020], Bariche & Fricke 2020:151 [ref. 37515]). Current status: Valid as Torquigener flavimaculosus Hardy & Randall 1983. Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Red Sea; western Indian Ocean: East Africa, Seychelles and Madagascar to Persian Gulf; Mediterranean Sea (Red Sea immigrant). Habitat: marine.