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nicthemerus, Diodon Cuvier [G.] 1818:135, Pl. 7 (Diodons Pl. 2) [Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 4; ref. 18059] Australian seas. Holotype (unique): MNHN 0000-0051. Non-types: MNHN B-1313 (1). Type catalog: Le Danois 1962:475 [ref. 21440], Leis & Bauchot 1984:89 [ref. 12539]. •Valid as Diodon nicthemerus Cuvier 1818 -- (Gomon et al. 1994:914 [ref. 22532], Kuiter 1993:425 [ref. 23929] as nichthemerus, Lindberg et al. 1997:175 [ref. 23547], Kuiter 1997:420 [ref. 25488] as nichthemerus, Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Leis 2006:88 [ref. 28932], Bray et al. 2006:1934 [ref. 29091], Gomon 2008:858 [ref. 30616], Matsuura 2014:25 [ref. 33576], Hoschke et al. 2019:161 [ref. 36626]). Current status: Valid as Diodon nicthemerus Cuvier 1818. Diodontidae. Distribution: Southeastern Indian Ocean, southwestern Pacific: Queensland to southern Australia and to Western Australia. Habitat: marine.