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radula, Balistes Solander [D. C.] in Richardson 1848:21, Pl. 6 (figs. 1-4) [The zoology of the voyage of H. M. S. Samarang; ref. 3744] Pacific. No types known. As the name appeared above it is a name and description in synonymy and not available (not treated as valid); subsequent validation not researched. •In the synonymy of Melichthys niger (Bloch 1786) -- (Berry & Baldwin 1966:447 [ref. 20607], Moore 1967:693 [ref. 22820], Randall & Klausewitz 1973:60 [ref. 7581], Harmelin-Vivien & Quéro 1990:1059 [ref. 19527], Randall 2005:623 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:524 [ref. 28379], Randall 2007:470 [ref. 30952]). Current status: Synonym of Melichthys niger (Bloch 1786). Balistidae.