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volitans, Pegasus Linnaeus [C.] 1758:338 [Systema Naturae, Ed. X v. 1; ref. 2787] Several localities. Lectotype: NRM LP 30. Paralectotypes: ZMUC P8430 (1). Type catalog: Fernholm & Wheeler 1983:237-238 [ref. 20707]. Type information: Wheeler 1989:216-217, Fig. 3B [ref. 21873]. Lectotype selected by Osterhage et al. 2016:2 [ref. 34325]. •Valid as Pegasus volitans Linnaeus 1758 -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:90 [ref. 6441], Smith 1986:443 [ref. 5712], Allen & Swainston 1988:44 [ref. 25477], Paxton et al. 1989:434 [ref. 12442], Palsson & Pietsch 1989:25 [ref. 13536], Kuiter 1993:99 [ref. 23929], Randall 1995:98 [ref. 22896], Mohsin & Ambak 1996:583 [ref. 27969], Lindberg et al. 1997:251 [ref. 23547], Allen 1997:70 [ref. 23977], Carpenter et al. 1997:132 [ref. 23922], Kuiter 1997:68 [ref. 25488], Pietsch & Palsson 1999:2262 [ref. 24792], Johnson 1999:727 [ref. 25471], Nakabo 2000:515 [ref. 25086], Randall & Lim in Randall & Lim 2000:603 [ref. 25122], Hutchins 2001:29 [ref. 25847], Nakabo 2002:515 [ref. 26001], Allen & Adrim 2003:27 [ref. 26830], Paxton et al. 2006:806 [ref. 28995], Kuiter 2009:319 [ref. 30404], Allen & Erdmann 2012:180 [ref. 31980], Larson et al. 2013:75 [ref. 32988], Yoshida et al. 2013:69 [ref. 34464], Fricke et al. 2014:43 [ref. 33932], Osterhage et al. 2016:2 [ref. 34325], Motomura et al. 2017:60 [ref. 35490], Ali et al. 2018:315 [ref. 36183], Fricke et al. 2018:120 [ref. 35805], Eagderi et al. 2019:32 [ref. 37020], Hoschke et al. 2019:155 [ref. 36626], Psomadakis et al. 2020:355 [ref. 37272]). Current status: Valid as Pegasus volitans Linnaeus 1758. Pegasidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: East Africa, Madagascar and Persian Gulf east to Philippines and New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Mandurah (Western Australia) and Shellharbour (New South Wales, Australia). Habitat: marine.


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