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chrysopterus, Balistes Bloch [M. E.] & Schneider [J. G.] 1801:466 [M. E. Blochii, Systema Ichthyologiae; ref. 471] Coromandel Coast, India. Syntypes: MNHN A-8542 (2, dry) Indian Seas, B-3045 (1, dry) Coromandel; ZMB 5912 (1, right skin) Tranquebar. Type catalog: Paepke 1999:48-49 [ref. 24282], Beaunier et al. 2009:288 [ref. 28887]. •Valid as Sufflamen chrysopterus [often as chrysopterus; correct is apparently Sufflamen chrysopterum] (Bloch & Schneider 1801) -- (Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:358 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:881 [ref. 5714] as chrysoptera, Allen & Swainston 1988:150 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:69 [ref. 13251] as chrysopterum, Randall et al. 1990:458 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:394 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Randall 1995:394 [ref. 22896], Allen 1997:238 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:236 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:388 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:458 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:283 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:586 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:754 [ref. 25471], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:647 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1398 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:457 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:279 [ref. 25480], Shinohara et al. 2000:183 [ref. 25987], Allen 2000:124 [ref. 25868], Iwatsuki et al. 2000:105 [ref. 26368], Hutchins 2001:47 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3926 [ref. 26315], Nakabo 2002:1398 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:64 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S123 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:649 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3331 [ref. 27945], Randall 2005:628 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1875 [ref. 29098], Fricke et al. 2009:117 [ref. 30213], Matsuura 2009:328 [ref. 31171], Motomura et al. 2010:234 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1066 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:272 [ref. 32706], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Fricke et al. 2014:194 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2015:30 [ref. 34709] as chrysopterum, Koeda et al. 2016:112 [ref. 35333] as chrysopterum, Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354] as chrysopterum, Fricke et al. 2018:379 [ref. 35805], Matsuura in Kimura et al. 2018:304 [ref. 36460] as chrysopterus, Zajonz et al. 2019:101 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Balistidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Samoa, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia, Lord Howe Island and New Caledonia. Habitat: marine.