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valentini, Tetraodon Bleeker [P.] 1853:130 [Natuurkundig Tijdschrift voor Nederlandsch Indië v. 4 (no. 1); ref. 16900] Ambon Island, Molucca Islands, Indonesia. Holotype (unique): whereabouts unknown. Bleeker specimens: BMNH 1858.4.21.191 (1), 1867.11.28.123 (1); MNHN 0000-2305 (2) Ambon, 0000-2306 (1) Jakarta; NMV 46075 (1). Type catalog: Le Danois 1961:281 [ref. 21439]. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:610 [ref. 24106] is invalid; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. Based in part on 'Ikan kaskasse' of Valentyn 1726:353, fig. 19 [ref. 30358]. •Valid as Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker 1853) -- (Allen & Randall 1977:484 [ref. 6714], Matsuura in Masuda et al. 1984:365 [ref. 6441], Smith & Heemstra 1986:899 [ref. 5714], Winterbottom et al. 1989:70 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:477 [ref. 15987], Kuiter 1993:417 [ref. 23929], Francis 1993:168 [ref. 25479], Randall 1995:406 [ref. 22896], Lindberg et al. 1997:163 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:246 [ref. 23977], Grove & Lavenberg 1997:648 [ref. 24023], Kuiter 1997:420 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:477 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:291 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:609 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:755 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:95 [ref. 37268], Matsuura in Randall & Lim 2000:648 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1419 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:470 [ref. 25191], Allen 2000:125 [ref. 25868], Hutchins 2001:48 [ref. 25847], Matsuura 2001:3956 [ref. 26317], Nakabo 2002:1419 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:65 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S124 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:651 [ref. 27495], Matsuura et al. in Kimura & Matsuura 2003:229 [ref. 27510], Randall et al. 2004:32 [ref. 27624], Heemstra et al. 2004:3332 [ref. 27945], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:453 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:651 [ref. 28239], Hoese et al. 2006:1919 [ref. 29099], Fricke et al. 2009:122 [ref. 30213], McCosker & Rosenblatt 2010:195 [ref. 30957], Motomura et al. 2010:238 [ref. 31256], Williams et al. 2012:87 [ref. 32264], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1096 [ref. 31980], Fricke et al. 2013:273 [ref. 32706], Fricke et al. 2014:199 [ref. 33932], Koeda et al. 2016:114 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:18 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:387 [ref. 35805], Arndt & Fricke 2019:31 [ref. 36883], Fricke et al. 2019:335 [ref. 36673], Mishra et al. 2019:300 [ref. 36950], Zajonz et al. 2019:103 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:620 [ref. 37272], Matsuura et al. 2020:86 [ref. 37714]). Current status: Valid as Canthigaster valentini (Bleeker 1853). Tetraodontidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mascarenes east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to South Korea, southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and Lord Howe Island; waifs reaching Galápagos Archipelago (eastern Pacific). Habitat: marine.