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Species related to Platax orbicularis: [ 9 ] records


orbicularis, Chaetodon Forsskål [P. S.] 1775:59, xii [Descriptiones animalium (Forsskål); ref. 1351] Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Red Sea. Holotype (unique): ZMUC P5168 (dry skin). Type catalog: Nielsen 1974:68 [ref. 9588]. Holotype figured in Klausewitz & Nielsen 1965:Pl. 30 [ref. 20847]. •Valid as Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Hayashi in Masuda et al. 1984:181 [ref. 6441], Smith 1986:605 [ref. 5712], Kishimoto et al. 1988:26 [ref. 13446], Allen & Swainston 1988:94 [ref. 25477], Winterbottom et al. 1989:42 [ref. 13251], Randall et al. 1990:218 [ref. 15987], Goren & Dor 1994:46 [ref. 25356], Randall 1995:382 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:393 [ref. 27969], Allen 1997:146 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:217 [ref. 23922], Chen et al. 1997:113 [ref. 26476], Kuiter 1997:236 [ref. 25488], Randall et al. 1997:218 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:265 [ref. 23965], Fricke 1999:528 [ref. 24106], Johnson 1999:739 [ref. 25471], Allen 2000:93 [ref. 37268], Heemstra in Randall & Lim 2000:641 [ref. 25122], Nakabo 2000:1312 [ref. 25182], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:291 [ref. 25191], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:267 [ref. 25480], Allen 2000:122 [ref. 25868], Heemstra 2001:3617 [ref. 26298], Hutchins 2001:36 [ref. 25847], Kuiter & Debelius 2001:194 [ref. 26232], Nakabo 2002:1312 [ref. 26193], Allen & Adrim 2003:62 [ref. 26830], Manilo & Bogorodsky 2003:S120 [ref. 27377], Myers & Donaldson 2003:646 [ref. 27495], Randall et al. 2004:29 [ref. 27624], Adrim et al. 2004:126 [ref. 27715], Heemstra & Heemstra 2004:251 [ref. 28072], Randall 2005:569 [ref. 28239], Allen et al. 2006:1719 [ref. 29090], Fricke et al. 2009:105 [ref. 30213], Kimura in Matsuura & Kimura 2009:295 [ref. 31170], Motomura et al. 2010:224 [ref. 31256], Allen & Erdmann 2012:1004 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:210 [ref. 32988], Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989], Bogorodsky et al. 2014:429 [ref. 33460], Fricke et al. 2014:179 [ref. 33932], Psomadakis et al. 2015:304 [ref. 34104], Koeda et al. 2016:98 [ref. 35333], Ali et al. 2018:338 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:346 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273], Kimura in Kimura et al. 2018:202 [ref. 36460], Suresh et al. 2018:295 [ref. 36495], Eagderi et al. 2019:56 [ref. 37020], Fricke et al. 2019:296 [ref. 36673], Zajonz et al. 2019:97 [ref. 36871], Psomadakis et al. 2020:552 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Distribution: Red Sea, Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, South Africa, Socotra, Seychelles, Madagascar, western Mascarenes and Persian Gulf east to Tuamotu Archipelago, north to southern Japan, south to Western Australia, New Caledonia and Tonga; introduced into Western Atlantic waters off Florida, U.S.A. Habitat: brackish, marine.

vespertilio, Chaetodon Bloch [M. E.] 1787:67, Pl. 199 (fig. 2) [Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 3; ref. 468] East Indies. Syntypes: ZMB 8573 (1, dry, lost). Type catalog: Paepke 1999:79 [ref. 24282]. On p. 49 of Bloch's Ichthyologie, v. 6 [ref. 21381]. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Randall 1995:382 [ref. 22896], Fricke et al. 2018:346 [ref. 35805], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

pentacanthus, Chaetodon Lacepède [B. G. E.] 1802:454, 473, Pl. 11 (fig. 2) [Histoire naturelle des poissons (Lacepède) v. 4; ref. 4929] Indo-Pacific. No types known. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:133, 160 [ref. 20718]. Based on Commerson manuscript. Neotype designation by Fricke 1999:529 [ref. 24106] is invalid [SMNH 10727]; see Fricke 2000:639 [ref. 24537]. •Synonym of Platax teira (Forsskål 1775) -- (Kishimoto et al. 1988:29 [ref. 13446]). •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Fricke 1999:528 [ref. 24106], Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

albipunctatus, Platax Rüppell [W. P. E. S.] 1829:69, Pl. 18 (fig. 4) [Atlas zu der Reise im nördlichen Africa. Fische des Rothen Meeres; ref. 3843] Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea. Lectotype: SMF 1472. Paralectotypes: SMF 5350-51 (1, 1). Lectotype established by Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757] if not designated earlier. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto et al. 1988:26 [ref. 13446], Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989], Golani & Fricke 2018:107 [ref. 36273]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

ehrenbergii, Platax Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:221 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Al-Luhayya, Yemen, Red Sea; Massawa, Eritrea, Red Sea; Malacca, Malaysia, eastern Indian Ocean; Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Syntypes: MNHN A-0175 (1) Massawa [Bauchot's holotype], A-0176 (1) Mauritius, A-0186 (1) no locality, A-3835 (1) Red Sea. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:158-159 [ref. 20718] as holotype and paratypes, Bauchot & Daget 1996:243 [ref. 22899]. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto et al. 1988:26 [ref. 13446], Fricke 1999:528 [ref. 24106], Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

blochii, Platax Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:222 [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean; Puducherry, India; New Guinea. Syntypes: MNHN A-0769 (1, dry) New Guinea, A-7758 (1, dry) Puducherry. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:157-158 [ref. 20718]. Treated as an unnecessary replacement name by Kottelat (2013). •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Fricke 1999:528 [ref. 24106], Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

albicauda, Chaetodon Gronow [L. T.] in Gray 1854:73 [Catalogue of fish collected and described by Laurence Theodore Gronow; ref. 1911] India/ Ambon. No types known. Based in part on Chaetodon quadratus nigrescens; pinnis dorsi ac ani in medio longum productis (Seba Thes tom 3, p. 67; pl. 25, fig. 15), which was identified by Cuvier as Chaetodon vespertilio Bloch. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989] with question). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

guttulatus, Chaetodon Cuvier [G.] 1829:193 [Le Règne Animal (Edition 2) v. 2; ref. 995] No locality. Available from footnote as, "Ch. guttulatus, N., Ren., II, xxiv, 129." As Platax guttulatus in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:227, pl. 186 [ref. 4881]. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Kottelat 2013:437 [ref. 32989]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.

guttulatus, Platax Cuvier [G.] in Cuvier & Valenciennes 1831:226, Pl. 186 (part) [Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 7; ref. 4881] Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean. Holotype (unique): MNHN A-0185. Type catalog: Bauchot 1963:159 [ref. 20718]. If considered an independent description, secondarily preoccupied in Platax by Chaetodon guttulatus Cuvier 1829 and subjectively invalid. •Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775) -- (Dor 1984:168 [ref. 29757], Kishimoto et al. 1988:26 [ref. 13446], Fricke 1999:528 [ref. 24106]). Current status: Synonym of Platax orbicularis (Forsskål 1775). Ephippidae. Habitat: brackish, marine.