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madagascariense, Crossoderma Guichenot [A.] 1869:195, Pl. 12 (fig. 1) [Nouvelles Archives du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 5 (fasc. 3); ref. 1952] Tuléar, Madagascar. Syntypes: MNHN 0000-5656 (9). Type catalog: Blanc & Hureau 1968:26 [ref. 20738]. •Valid as Caracanthus madagascariensis (Guichenot 1869) -- (Eschmeyer 1986:481 [ref. 19539], Winterbottom et al. 1989:22 [ref. 13251], Fricke 1999:1676 [ref. 24106], Fricke et al. 2009:38 [ref. 30213], Fricke et al. 2013:252 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2018:129 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:28 [ref. 36883]). Current status: Valid as Caracanthus madagascariensis (Guichenot 1869). Scorpaenidae: Caracanthinae. Distribution: Western Indian Ocean: Sodwana Bay (South Africa) and East Africa, Madagascar and western Mascaranes east to Maldives and Chagos Archipelago. Habitat: marine.