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flavissimus, Forcipiger Jordan [D. S.] & McGregor [E. A.] in Jordan & Evermann 1898:1671 [Bulletin of the United States National Museum No. 47; ref. 2444] Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Islands, off western Mexico. Holotype: CAS-SU 5709. Paratypes: (numerous) BMNH 1898.10.29.43 [from McGregor] (1), NMW 70807 (1), CAS-SU 69725 (1), USNM 48528 (2). Type catalog: Böhlke 1953:80 [ref. 12291]. •Valid as Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor 1898 -- (Burgess 1978:186 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:162 [ref. 22764], Dor 1984:176 [ref. 29757], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:182 [ref. 6441], Heemstra 1986:630 [ref. 5660], Allen & Swainston 1988:98 [ref. 25477], Blum 1989:12 [ref. 37553], Pequeño 1989:62 [ref. 14125], Paulin et al. 1989:195 [ref. 24556], Winterbottom et al. 1989:43 [ref. 13251], Allen & Robertson 1994:180 [ref. 22193], Randall et al. 1990:232 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:225 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479], Goren & Dor 1994:48 [ref. 25356], Schneider in Fischer et al. 1995:1003 [ref. 22829], Allen 1997:150 [ref. 23977], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:103 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:442 [ref. 24023], Kuiter 1997:222 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:232 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:167 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:341 [ref. 24106], Francis et al. 1999:575 [ref. 24249], Johnson 1999:740 [ref. 25471], Randall 1999:18 [ref. 25829], Allen 2000:89 [ref. 37268], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:624 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:886 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:300 [ref. 25191], Thomson et al. 2000:152 [ref. 25640], Randall & Earle 2000:15 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:106 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3260 [ref. 26117], Nakabo 2002:886 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:43 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:302 [ref. 27125], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S112 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:630 [ref. 27495], Shibukawa et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:120 [ref. 27510], Lobel & Lobel 2004:72 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:19 [ref. 27624], Nelson et al. 2004:149 [ref. 27807], Heemstra et al. 2004:3323 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:293 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:324 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:400 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1298 [ref. 29090], Randall 2007:288 [ref. 30952], Béarez & Séret 2009:149 [ref. 36646], Fricke et al. 2009:73 [ref. 30213], Satapoomin 2009:190 [ref. 30463], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:193 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:138 [ref. 31256], Zuo & Tang 2011:1003 [ref. 32151], Allen & Erdmann 2012:536 [ref. 31980], Page et al. 2013:154 [ref. 32708], Fricke et al. 2013:262 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:103 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33988], Duffy & Ahyong 2015:114 [ref. 36167], Trnski 2015:1304 [ref. 34198], Fourriére et al. 2016:446 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:610 [ref. 34923], Koeda et al. 2016:57 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:9 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:240 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:110 [ref. 36273], Fricke et al. 2019:191 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:83 [ref. 36871], Tea et al. 2020:3 [ref. 37258]). Current status: Valid as Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor 1898. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island, Kermadec Islands and Rapa; also eastern Pacific: Gulf of California (Mexico) to Clipperton Island and Galápagos Archipelago. Habitat: marine.