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mento, Balistes Jordan [D. S.] & Gilbert [C. H.] 1882:228 [Proceedings of the United States National Museum v. 4 (no. 221); ref. 18348] Clarion Island, Revillagigedo Islands, off western Mexico. Holotype (unique): USNM 28387 (not found in 1980). •Valid as Xanthichthys mento (Jordan & Gilbert 1882) -- (Berry & Baldwin 1966:456 [ref. 20607], Fedoryako 1979:992 [ref. 8721], Eschmeyer & Herald 1983:296 [ref. 9277], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:359 [ref. 6441], Pequeño 1989:77 [ref. 14125], Bussing in Fischer et al. 1995:909 [ref. 22829], De La Cruz Agüero et al. 1997:66 [ref. 24545], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:635 [ref. 24023], Randall & Mundy 1998:332 [ref. 24063], Myers 1999:283 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:30 [ref. 25829], Nakabo 2000:1402 [ref. 25182], Matsuura 2001:3928 [ref. 26315], Nakabo 2002:1402 [ref. 26193], Lobel & Lobel 2004:78 [ref. 27576], Nelson et al. 2004:184 [ref. 27807], Pequeño 2004:96 [ref. 28123], Randall 2005:630 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:527 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:475 [ref. 30952], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Page et al. 2013:190 [ref. 32708], Matsuura 2014:8 [ref. 33576], Fourriére et al. 2016:451 [ref. 34668], Del Moral-Flores et al. 2016:612 [ref. 34923], Kells et al. 2016:338 [ref. 35888]). Current status: Valid as Xanthichthys mento (Jordan & Gilbert 1882). Balistidae. Distribution: Pacific, antitropical: southern Japan east to Hawaiian Islands and eastern Pacific from California (U.S.A.) to Colombia; Pitcairn and Easter Island. Habitat: marine.