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falcula, Chaetodon Bloch [M. E.] 1795:102, Pl. 425 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 9; ref. 464] No locality stated [is Tranquebar [Tharangambadi], India]. Syntypes: ZMB 1237 (2) Tranquebar, India. Type catalog: Paepke 1999:59 [ref. 24282]. On p. 100 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 12 [ref. 21381]. •Mention -- (Dor 1984:176 [ref. 29757]). •Valid as Chaetodon falcula Bloch 1795 -- (Burgess 1978:609 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:161 [ref. 22764], Heemstra 1986:628 [ref. 5660], Blum 1989:13 [ref. 37553], Winterbottom et al. 1989:42 [ref. 13251], Kuiter 1993:220 [ref. 23929], Goren & Dor 1994:48 [ref. 25356], Myers 1999:166 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:329 [ref. 24106], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:303 [ref. 27125], Heemstra et al. 2004:3323 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:322 [ref. 28239], Satapoomin 2009:185 [ref. 30463], Allen & Erdmann 2012:522 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:261 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:235 [ref. 35805], Zajonz et al. 2019:82 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon falcula Bloch 1795. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Indian Ocean: East Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Andaman Sea and Sumatra (Indonesia). Habitat: marine.