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ornatissimus, Chaetodon Cuvier [G.] (ex Solander) in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:22 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific. Syntypes: MNHN A-0279 (2). Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:126 [ref. 20718]. Also appeared as Cuvier in Lesson 1831:179, Pl. 30 (fig. 1) [ref. 2776]. •Valid as Chaetodon ornatissimus Cuvier 1831 -- (Burgess 1978:507 [ref. 700], Allen 1980:159 [ref. 22764], Ida in Masuda et al. 1984:184 [ref. 6441], Allen & Swainston 1988:96 [ref. 25477] as ornatus, Randall et al. 1990:226 [ref. 15987], Francis 1993:163 [ref. 25479], Allen 1997:148 [ref. 23977], Chen et al. 1997:122 [ref. 26476], Randall et al. 1997:226 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:165 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:17 [ref. 25829], Pyle in Randall & Lim 2000:623 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:894 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:297 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:15 [ref. 25806], Allen 2000:106 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:265 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Pyle 2001:3246 [ref. 26117], Nakabo 2002:894 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:42 [ref. 26830], Smith et al. 2003:305 [ref. 27125], Myers & Donaldson 2003:630 [ref. 27495], Myers & Donaldson 2003:630 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:72 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:18 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:317 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:397 [ref. 28379], Allen et al. 2006:1293 [ref. 29090], Randall 2007:284 [ref. 30952], Motomura et al. 2010:137 [ref. 31256], Zuo & Tang 2011:1004 [ref. 32151], Allen & Erdmann 2012:528 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2014:100 [ref. 33932], Delrieu-Trottin et al. 2015:6 [ref. 33988], Hernández et al. 2015:525 [ref. 34036], Koeda et al. 2016:54 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:8 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2019:186 [ref. 36673]). Current status: Valid as Chaetodon ornatissimus Cuvier 1831. Chaetodontidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Sri Lanka east to Hawaiian Islands, northern Line Islands and Pitcairn Group, north to southern Japan, Ogasawara Islands, south to Western Australia, New South Wales (Australia), Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia, Tonga, Rapa, Gambier Islands and Easter Island. Habitat: marine.