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caninus, Cheilodipterus Smith [J. L. B.] 1949:205, Pl. 22 (fig. 472) [The sea fishes of southern Africa; ref. 5846] Inhaca Island, Delagoa Bay, Mozambique, western Indian Ocean Holotype (unique): SAIAB [formerly RUSI] 352. •Valid as Cheilodipterus caninus Smith 1949 -- (Dor 1984:116 [ref. 29757], Gon 1986:555 [ref. 5657], Goren & Dor 1994:31 [ref. 25356]). •Synonym of Cheilodipterus lineatus (Forsskål 1775) -- (Gon 1993:27 [ref. 21133] but Gon should have treated as a synonym of Cheilodipterus arabicus (Gmelin 1789), Gon & Randall 2003:31 [ref. 26750]). •Synonym of Cheilodipterus arabicus (Gmelin 1789) -- (Heemstra in Smith & Heemstra 1995:x [ref. 21953]). Current status: Synonym of Cheilodipterus arabicus (Gmelin 1789). Apogonidae: Apogoninae. Habitat: marine.