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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], Heemstra 2022:428 [ref. 39720], Zhang et al. 2022:677 [ref. 39392]). Current status: Valid as Pegasus volitans Linnaeus 1758. Pegasidae. Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Aliwal Shoal (South Africa), East Africa, Persian Gulf and Madagascar east to Philippines and Papua New Guinea, north to southern Japan, south to Mandurah (Western Australia) and Shellharbour (New South Wales, Australia). Habitat: marine.


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