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Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
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mesoleucus, Chaetodon Bloch [M. E.] 1787:117, Pl. 216 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausl√§ndischen Fische v. 3; ref. 468] Japan (possibly in error). Syntypes: ZMB 8149 (1, dry, lost). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:118 [ref. 24282]. Not Chaetodon mesoleucos Forssk√•l. On p. 88 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 6 [ref. 21381]. •Valid as Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Bloch 1787) -- (Allen 1980:250 [ref. 22764], Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:187 [ref. 6441], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:411 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:158 [ref. 23977], Myers 1999:172 [ref. 23965], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:900 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:107 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3281 [ref. 26118], Nakabo 2002:900 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2002:42 [ref. 26830] dated 1857, Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:122 [ref. 27510], Adrim et al. 2004:122 [ref. 27715], Mundy 2005:406 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1306 [ref. 29090], Randall & Rocha 2009:511 [ref. 30410], Allen & Erdmann 2012:553 [ref. 31980]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodontoplus mesoleucus (Bloch 1787). Pomacanthidae. Distribution: Western Pacific and eastern Indian Ocean: East Indian Region, Indonesia, Western Australia to Malaysia to Philippines and to Japan. Habitat: marine.