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xanthocephalus, Chaetodon Bennett [E. T.] 1833:182 [Proceedings of the Committee of Science and Correspondence of the Zoological Society of London 1832 (pt 2); ref. 16789] Ceylon [Sri Lanka, Indian Ocean]. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1852.9.13.157. •Valid as Chaetodon xanthocephalus Bennett 1833 -- (Burgess 1978:602 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:161 [ref. 22764], Heemstra 1986:630 [ref. 5660], Winterbottom et al. 1989:43 [ref. 13251], Fricke 1999:340 [ref. 24106], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:303 [ref. 27125], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Fricke et al. 2009:73 [ref. 30213], Allen & Erdmann 2012:534 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:262 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:239 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon xanthocephalus Bennett 1833. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: East Africa (Somalia to 30°S), Mozambique Channel, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Thailand and Indonesia. Habitat: marine.