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Kurtus Bloch [M. E.] 1786:121 Masc. Kurtus indicus Bloch 1786. Type by monotypy. Spelled Kyrtus in Bloch & Schneider 1801:xxxv [ref. 471]; unjustifiably emended to Cyrtus by Agassiz 1846:198 [ref. 64]; misspelled Curtus by authors. Prokofiev 2006 [ref. 28663] suggests that the family Kurtidae is a synonym of the family Apogonidae. Spelled Kyrtus on p. 169; Kottelat (2013) selectes Kurtus. •Valid as Kurtus Bloch 1786 -- (Allen 1991:203 [ref. 21090], Allen 2001:3610 [ref. 26297], Berra 2003:295 [ref. 27397], Prokofiev 2006:English 287 [ref. 28663], Allen et al. 2006:1714 [ref. 29090], Fraser 2013:30 [ref. 32894], Kottelat 2013:436 [ref. 32989], Kottelat 2013:436 [ref. 32989], Berra et al. 2016:262 [ref. 35043]). Current status: Valid as Kurtus Bloch 1786. Kurtidae.