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atromaculatus, Chaetodon Bennett [J. W.] 1830:unnum. p., Pl. 18 [A selection from the most remarkable and interesting fishes found on the coast of Ceylon First Edition; ref. 16785] South coast of Sri Lanka. No types known. Spelled atro-maculatus originally, correction mandatory. •Synonym of Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus 1766) -- (Pethiyagoda et al. 1994:44 [ref. 21456], Parenti 2004:2 [ref. 27605], Kottelat 2013:438 [ref. 32989]). •Comment -- (Randall 2005:571 [ref. 28239]). Current status: Synonym of Scatophagus argus (Linnaeus 1766). Scatophagidae. Habitat: freshwater, brackish, marine.