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elegans, Pimelepterus Peters [W. (C. H.)] 1869:707 [Monatsberichte der K√∂niglichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1869; ref. 14098] Mazatl√°n, Sinaloa, western Mexico (purchased). Holotype (unique): ZMB 7071. •Valid as Kyphosus elegans (Peters 1869) -- (Allen & Robertson 1994:177 [ref. 22193], Bussing & López S. 1994:136 [ref. 23101], Sommer in Fischer et al. 1995:1200 [ref. 22829], Franke & Acero P. 1996:767 [ref. 22923], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:195 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:430 [ref. 24023], Castro-Aguirre et al. 1999:391 [ref. 24550], Thomson et al. 2000:139 [ref. 25640], Nelson et al. 2004:150 [ref. 27807], Béarez & Séret 2009:149 [ref. 36646], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:193 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:154 [ref. 32708], Knudsen & Clements 2013:9, 40 [ref. 33031], Sakai & Nakabo 2014:266, 287 [ref. 33211], Galván-Villa et al. 2016:147 [ref. 34871], Knudsen & Clements 2016:259 [ref. 34458], Fourriére et al. 2016:446 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:609 [ref. 34923], González-Murcia et al. 2019:304 [ref. 36544]). Current status: Valid as Kyphosus elegans (Peters 1869). Kyphosidae. Distribution: Eastern Pacific and Hawaiian Islands. Habitat: marine.