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melapterus, Choetodon Guichenot [A.] 1863:C-6 [Faune ichthyologique 2nd Partie, Annexe C.; ref. 1943] RĂ©union (probably in error). Syntypes: MNHN 0000-1316 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:125 [ref. 20718]. Original genus should have been spelled Chaetodon. •Valid as Chaetodon melapterus Guichenot 1863 -- (Burgess 1978:487 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:160 [ref. 22764], Dor 1984:175 [ref. 29757], Blum 1989:14 [ref. 37553], Goren & Dor 1994:47 [ref. 25356], Randall 1994:265 [ref. 21644], Randall 1995:251 [ref. 22896] with remark on locality, Carpenter et al. 1997:194 [ref. 23922], Fricke 1999:326 [ref. 24106] with remark on locality, Smith et al. 2003:305 [ref. 27125], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Golani & Fricke 2018:109 [ref. 36273], Eagderi et al. 2019:54 [ref. 37020], Zajonz et al. 2019:83 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon melapterus Guichenot 1863. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Red Sea; northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden, Socotra, Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf. Habitat: marine.