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amboinensis, Psilonotus Bleeker [P.] 1864:180 [Nederlandsch Tijdschrift voor de Dierkunde v. 2; ref. 13924] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Syntypes: (2) BMNH 1867.11.28.127 (1), RMNH 7361 (1). •Valid as Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker 1864) -- (Allen & Randall 1977:499 [ref. 6714], Smith & Heemstra 1986:898 [ref. 5714], Randall et al. 1990:475 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:417 [ref. 23929], Allen 1997:246 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:646 [ref. 24023], Kuiter 1997:418 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:475 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:289 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:606 [ref. 24106], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1419 [ref. 25182], Randall & Earle 2000:22 [ref. 25806], Matsuura 2001:3956 [ref. 26317], Moura & Castro 2002:45 [ref. 25970], Nakabo 2002:1419 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:651 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:78 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:648 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:534 [ref. 28379], Fricke & Kulbicki 2006:356 [ref. 28867], Hoese et al. 2006:1917 [ref. 29099], Randall 2007:490 [ref. 30952], Shao et al. 2008:266 [ref. 29952], Fricke et al. 2009:121 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Williams et al. 2012:84 [ref. 32264], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1091 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:273 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:199 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:8 [ref. 33988] dated 1965, Koeda et al. 2016:114 [ref. 35333], Fricke et al. 2018:385 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:31 [ref. 36883], Mishra et al. 2019:300 [ref. 36950]). Current status: Valid as Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker 1864). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and western Mascarenes east to Hawaiian Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Great Barrier Reef (Queensland, Australia), New Caledonia; waifs reaching Gal├ípagos Archipelago (eastern Pacific). Habitat: marine.