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polygonius, Acanthostracion Poey [F.] 1876:217 [175] [Anales de la Sociedad EspaƱola de Historia Natural, Madrid v. 5 (for 5 Apr. 1876); ref. 3510] Cuba. No types known. On p. 175 of separate. The name polygonius is evidently a greek noun and should not decline. •Valid as Lactophrys polygonia (Poey 1876) -- (Robins & Ray 1986:304 [ref. 23100], Cervigón 1992:377 [ref. 23827], Cervigón 1996:109 [ref. 24489]). •Valid as Acanthostracion polygonia Poey 1876 -- (Nelson et al. 2004:184 [ref. 27807]). •Valid as Acanthostracion polygonius Poey 1876 -- (Díaz de Astarloa & Fugueroa 1995:466 [ref. 22174] as poligonius, Aguilera 1998:53 [ref. 24221], Smith-Vaniz et al. 1999:352 [ref. 25013], Schmitter-Soto et al. 2000:170 [ref. 27754], Rocha & Rosa 2001:992 [ref. 25909], Collette et al. 2003:127 [ref. 26784], Matsuura 2003:1983 [ref. 27119], Menezes & Figueiredo in Menezes et al. 2003:109 [ref. 27192], Smith et al. 2003:70 [ref. 27621], McEachran & Fechhelm 2005:914 [ref. 28815], Page et al. 2013:190 [ref. 32708], Smith-Vaniz & Jelks 2014:87 [ref. 33341], Matsuura 2014:17 [ref. 33576], Pinheiro et al. 2015:35 [ref. 34324], Nión et al. 2016:56 [ref. 35565] as Acanthostracyon poligonius). Current status: Valid as Acanthostracion polygonius Poey 1876. Ostraciidae. Distribution: Western Atlantic. Habitat: marine.