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pinnatus, Chaetodon Linnaeus [C.] 1758:272 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Indies. Probably a syntype: NRM 57 (1) Indian Ocean. Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:248-249 [ref. 20707]. Also appeared in Linnaeus 1759:249 [ref. 24770]. •Valid as Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 1758) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:181 [ref. 6441], Smith 1986:605 [ref. 5712], Kishimoto et al. 1988:23 [ref. 13446], Allen & Swainston 1988:94 [ref. 25477], Randall et al. 1990:218 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:46 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:382 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:394 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:146 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:113 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:238 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:218 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:265 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:529 [ref. 24106], Heemstra in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1312 [ref. 25182], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Heemstra 2001:3618 [ref. 26298], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:196 [ref. 26232], Nakabo 2002:1312 [ref. 26193], Youn 2002:412, 668 [ref. 26218], Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:253 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:569 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1719 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:105 [ref. 30213], Kimura in Matsuura & Kimura 2009:295 [ref. 31170], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1004 [ref. 31980], Motomura et al. 2017:201 [ref. 35490], Fricke et al. 2018:347 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:296 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Platax pinnatus (Linnaeus 1758). Ephippidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: South Africa, East Africa, Aldabra, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Solomon Islands, south to Western Australia, Queensland (Australia) and New Caledonia. [Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean records are doubtful]. Habitat: marine.