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punctatus, Cirrhitus Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1829:70 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 3; ref. 4879] Madagascar. Lectotype: MNHN 0000-2772. Paralectotypes: MNHN A-5449 (1, dry) Type catalog: Bauchot & Desoutter 1989:12 [ref. 15502], Fricke et al. 2018:248 [ref. 35805]. Lectotype selected by Randall 1963:399 [ref. 3599]. •Valid as Cirrhitus punctatus Cuvier 1829 -- (Randall 1963:398 [ref. 3599], Randall 1986:665 [ref. 5706], Fricke 1999:354 [ref. 24106]). •Valid as Cristacirrhitus punctatus (Cuvier 1829) -- (Randall 2001:7 [ref. 25616], Fricke et al. 2009:76 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2018:248 [ref. 35805]). Current status: Valid as Cristacirrhitus punctatus (Cuvier 1829). Cirrhitidae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: South Africa to Mozambique, Madagascar and western Mascarenes. Habitat: marine.