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macrolepis, Balistes Boulenger [G. A.] 1888:666 [Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1887 (pt 4); ref. 14479] Muscat, Oman, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean. Lectotype: BMNH 1887.11.11.334 (stuffed). Paralectotypes: BMNH 1887.121.11.335 (1, stuffed). Lectotype selected by Gill & Randall 1997:27 [ref. 22948]. •Valid as Canthidermis macrolepis (Boulenger 1888) -- (Randall 1995:393 [ref. 22896], Gill & Randall et al. 1997:27 [ref. 22948], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S123 [ref. 27377], Matsuura 2014:7 [ref. 33576], Psomadakis et al. 2015:332 [ref. 34104], Golani & Fricke 2018:177 [ref. 36273], Zajonz et al. 2019:101 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Canthidermis macrolepis (Boulenger 1888). Balistidae. Distribution: Red Sea, northwestern Indian Ocean: Gulf of Aden, Socotra, southern Oman. Habitat: marine.