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punctatus, Amphacanthus Schneider [J. G.] & Forster [J. R.] in Bloch & Schneider 1801:210 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Anamocka [= Nomuka Island, Ha'apai Group, Tonga]. Lectotype: BMNH 1972.9.25.2 (stuffed). Name attributable to Schneider & Forster, description taken from Forster manuscript (reproduced in Lichtenstein 1844:286-288 [ref. 17531] as "Harpurus inermis"). Type discussed and lectotype selected by Woodland 1990:76 [ref. 19220]. •Valid as Siganus punctatus (Schneider & Forster 1801) -- (Allen & Swainston 1988:138 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:439 [ref. 15987], Woodland 1990:73 [ref. 19220], Allen 1997:222 [ref. 23977], Kuiter 1997:378 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:439 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:267 [ref. 23965], Woodland in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1317 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:443 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:265 [ref. 25480], Hutchins 2001:45 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:173 [ref. 26232] with author as Schneider, Woodland 2001:3642 [ref. 26300] with author as Schneider, Nakabo 2002:1317 [ref. 26193] with authors as Forster & Schneider, Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830] with author as Forster, Myers & Donaldson 2003:646 [ref. 27495] with author as Schneider, Randall et al. 2004:30 [ref. 27624] with author as Forster, Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715] with author as Schneider, Randall 2005:602 [ref. 28239] with author as Forster, Allen & Erdmann 2012:1012 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:213 [ref. 32988], Fricke et al. 2014:180 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2017:203 [ref. 35490], Hoschke et al. 2019:160 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Siganus punctatus (Schneider & Forster 1801). Siganidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Cocos-Keeling Islands and Indonesia east to Marshall Islands, Tonga and Samoa, north to Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Rottnest Island (Western Australia), North West Solitary Island (New South Wales, Australia) and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.