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pleurospilus, Tetrodon Regan [C. T.] 1919:203 [Annals of the Durban Museum v. 2 (pt 4) (art. 18); ref. 15230] Durban, KwaZulu- Natal, South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): BMNH 1919.9.12.52. Original genus should have been spelled Tetraodon. •Valid as Chelonodon pleurospilus (Regan 1919) -- (Smith & Heemstra 1986:900 [ref. 5714], Ebert 2001:75 [ref. 25494], Matsuura 2002:173 [ref. 26209]). •Valid as Chelonodontops pleurospilus (Regan 1919) -- (Psomadakis et al. 2018:[7] [ref. 36003], Habib et al. 2018:[7] [ref. 36229]). Current status: Valid as Chelonodontops pleurospilus (Regan 1919). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: East coast of South Africa, southwestern Indian Ocean. Habitat: brackish, marine.