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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 chrysopterum [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], Allen 2000:94 [ref. 37268] as chrysopterus, 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, Eagderi et al. 2019:135 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:325 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:101 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:609 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Sufflamen chrysopterum (Bloch & Schneider 1801). Balistidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Persian Gulf, 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.