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pica, Diagramma Cuvier [G.] in Guérin-Méneville 1828:no page number, Livraison 13 [Planches de Seba v. 3; ref. 29508] No locality stated [Indian Ocean; Tahiti, Society Islands]. No types known. Syntypes: ?MNHN 0000-6465 (1) Indian Ocean. Text applies to Pl. 26 (no. 32) published in 1827. Predates Diagramma pica Cuvier 1830. See Parenti & Desoutter-Meniger 2007:399, 400 [ref. 29507]. •Synonym of [but predates] Plectorhinchus picus (Cuvier 1830) -- (Parenti & Desoutter-Meniger 2007:399 [ref. 29507]). •A valid species as Plectrohinchus picus or a senior synonym of a well established species (Parenti & Desoutter-Meniger 2007:399 [ref. 29507]). •Valid as Plectorhinchus picus (Cuvier 1828) -- (Parenti & Desoutter-Meniger 2007:401 [ref. 29507], Fricke et al. 2009:65 [ref. 30213], Hata et al. 2012:26 [ref. 32412], Fricke et al. 2014:91 [ref. 33932], Motomura et al. 2015:24 [ref. 34709], Koeda et al. 2016:45 [ref. 35333], Koeda et al. 2016:6 [ref. 35354], Fricke et al. 2018:207 [ref. 35805], Fricke et al. 2019:164 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:79 [ref. 36871]). Current status: Valid as Plectorhinchus picus (Cuvier 1828). Haemulidae: Plectorhinchinae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Socotra, Seychelles, Comoros, Madagascar and Mauritius (Mascarenes) east to Society Islands, north to southern Japan and Ogasawara Islands, south to Lord Howe Island, New Caledonia and Rapa. Habitat: marine.